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meet remnant of the onceing place

onceing itaquc locum este       1
onceing of an old boot or shoe in your ways       2
onceing the throes and convulsions of the ancient       3
onceing [   ] more pushed through the surf       4
its closed shutters, that the onceing       5
onceings of regret they bid adieu to their       6
onceing low       7
onceing and getting       8
the scantiness of the soil, to turn up at onceing in the imperfect       9
changes and transmigrations, the onceing rocks, which rise       10
then shrink [   ] fallen into more than onceing closer toward the light       11
even to the earth at onceing       12
onceing till the sun is two hours high       13
next mornopen air. onceing she was      14
waiting for some such opportunity as this to arouse onceing       15
isolated meet remnant of the onceing place       16
long since forgotten the onceing as long as       17
onceing other       18
distance of = en la interspaco de . earliest = la [   ] onceing       19
gist of the story of the onceing       20
practice of “onceing,”       21
a crew of onceing       22

sources (22 of 49 all told, pre-1923 all)

  1. OCR confusion at fraktura Latin, in Jodocus Trutfetter (1460-1519 *), his Summa in tota[m] physicen : hoc est philosophiam naturalem conformiter siquidem ver[a]e sophi[a]e: que est Theologia (1514) : 76
  2. snippet view, of whatever, The Bristol and Bath Magazine : Or, Weekly Miscellany. Containing Selected Beauties from All the New Publications, Together with a Variety of Original and Fugitive Pieces (1782)
  3. ex OCR cross-column misread, involving a letter to the editor (author “unknown to us”) and “Prospects of Europe” in Niles’ Weekly Register (The Past—The Present—For the Future.) 17:3 (Baltimore; September 18, 1819) : 34
  4. OCR cross-column misread at Proceedings of other Societies, Foreign, in The Missionary Herald 28:2 (February 1832) : 57
  5. OCR cross-column misred, involving “The Drama” (re: theatres all closed during a cholera pandemic) and “Desultory Selections” (“Walking,” from New-England Magazine), in The New-York Mirror 10:6 (Saturday, August 11, 1832) : 43
  6. OCR cross-column misread, at Communications, “Spanish Literature” by U.D.V., at Rural Repository (Devoted to polite literature, such as moral and sentimental tales, biography, traveling sketches, poetry, amusing miscellany, anecdotes, &c.) 11:6 (Hudson, N. Y., August 16, 1834) : 46
    (NYPL copy; same at UC Berkeley copy)
  7. OCR misread, handwritten German, at Bavarian State Library copy of . Nominal- und Real-Catalog der Geschäfts-Bibliotheken der Königl. Ministerien der Justiz, des Innern und der Finanzen, dan[n] der Oberbau- und Central Forst-Behörde (1840) : 10
  8. OCR cross-column misread, involving “Human foot-prints in solid Limestone” by “L. N.” and “Economy” by “A Learning Farmer” at The Farmers’ Cabinet, and American Herd-book, “devoted to agriculture, horticulture, and rural and domestic affairs” 7:2 (September 15, 1842) : 45
  9. OCR cross-column misread, at report of the Highland and Agricultural Society meeting of 7 March 1849, in The Farmer’s Magazine 19:4 (April 1849) : 356
  10. OCR cross-column misread, at “Tombs and their Lessons,” in The Eclectic Magazine 47 (July 1859) : 380-387 (385)
  11. OCR cross-column misread, at Cousin May Carleton (pseudonym of May Agnes Fleming), Silver Star; Or, The Mystery of Fontelle Hall: A Tale of New Jersey in the Olden Time (New York, 1861) : 63
    Mary Agnes Fleming (1840-1880), author of many dime novel romances; see wikipedia and Dictionary of Canadian Biography entry (by Fred Cogswell)
  12. OCR cross-column misread involving commentary on 1 Samuel 25 and 26, at Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown, A Commentary, Critical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testaments. Vol 1 (Hartford, CT., 1871) : 192
  13. OCR cross-column misread, involving “Questioning” by “Raselos” and “gleaning, Directions for a short life,” in The True Latter-Day-Saints’ Herald 20:15 (Plano, Ill.; August 1, 1873) : 496
  14. inscrutable OCR misread at Francis Charles Philips (1849-1921 *), The Strange Adventures of Lucy Smith (Tauchnitz edition, vo.. 2481; 1887) : 243
    list of publications at the Online Books Page
  15. OCR cross-column misread, involving “The Business Situation” and “The Lake Front Park. The obstacles to it have been removed. Gov. Tanner signs a permit to have the submerged lands filled.” at The Economist: A Weekly Financial, Commercial and Real-Estate Newspaper 18:7 (Chicago; August 14, 1897) : 172
  16. OCR cross-column misread (involving photo caption as well) at Alfred I. Burkholder, “Head Chief and Young Mule; or, the queerest duel ever known,” in The Wide World Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly of True Narrative... 9:21 (December 1899) : 389-393
  17. OCR cross-column misread, at Virginia Tatnall Peacock (1873-1918 *), “Kate Chase (Mrs. William Sprague.), The most brilliant American Woman of the Ninteenth Century.” Book Notes : A Monthly Literary Magazine and Review of New Books 4:5 (May 1901) : 452-455
  18. OCR cross-column misread, involving discussion of submarines and the Marconi (wireless) system, at The Agricultural Economist (Illustrated monthly eview of agriculture, horticulture and co-operation; edited by Edward Owen Greening) Vol. 35, No. 385 (February 1, 1902) : 21, 57
    Edward Owen Greening (1836-1923), British co-operative and radical activist (wikipedia)
  19. messy OCR misread of Esperanto, compounded by italics, at A Grammar and Commentary on the International Language Esperanto. Compiled by Major-General George Cox, Second edition, revised and enlarged. (New York and London, 1907) : 329
  20. inscrutable OCR cross-column misread, involving page advertisement for The Coffield Tire Protector” in Automotive Industries, the Automobile 38:1 (January 3, 1918) : 171
  21. ex “The Social Pulpit in America,” from a Manchester Guardian essay by “S. K. R.,” in Unity 88:13 (Thursday, December 8, 1921) : 207
    here, the only instance of “onceing” not as an error, but an intended word.
    Unity was edited by John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964), Unitarian minister, pacifist, co-founder of the NAACP and the ACLU (wikipedia) and co-edited by Francis Neilson (1867-1961), actor, playwright, stage director; political figure; member of the British House of Commons; writer and lecturer (who married into some wealth; (wikipedia)
  22. snippet view, date suspect, The Reader’s Digest 71 (1922) : 113

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