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Looks verifiable from Google and Books, but bringing it here just to make sure ... L☺g☺maniac 17:20, 15 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Cited, IMHO. There may have been another sense, tracking which might give a clue to the etymology. World Wide Words covered this. I only found it in the plural. DCDuring TALK 12:33, 16 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Striking, will only archive later. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:36, 16 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]