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English citations of overskies
1922, Stephan Gwynn quoting Mary Kingsley, “A Lover of Justice”, in Garden Wisdom, or, From One Generation to Another, New York: Macmillan:
- […] it don't matter whether X. has been consigned to paradise stamped R.C. as he undoubtedly now is or no, for I do not believe that the Merchandise Marks Act runs overskies, and X.'s soul get confiscated for 'false labelling and declaration.'
1962, Ben Orkow, When Time Stood Still, Signet, page 152:
- "Every fourth year is parlous," I replied to his question with quiet dignity, "because what could be more dangerous to our beloved land — and its colonies overskies — than to choose the wrong man for President?"