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Fun with Books Ngram Viewer

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An utterly fascinating experiment from Google labs that I thought you mind find interesting. Check the occurrences of the word Coticule in the millions of books digitised by Google since 1750:

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=coticule%2C+razor+hone&year_start=1750&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3

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Smythe

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when I search for the word "hone" and some results highlight "horse"...:huh:
OCR... don't you just love it?
 

Bart

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BeBerlin said:
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And I thought Google was only launched in
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.:confused: :D :D

On topic: I think books about "razor hone" ceased being written around the 1950's (as suggested by the diagram), while Coticules are not only considered sharpening stones, but also are a geological study object, heavily researched in the second half of the 20th century, because they occurrence of such rocks offers interesting insights in the geological history of our planet.
Let's look at the results for "spessartine" (the garnet crystals in Coticule rock) and "razor hone":
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Kind regards,
Bart.
 
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