The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25031   Message #290598
Posted By: rabbitrunning
04-Sep-00 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bird in Gilded Cage (Lamb & von Tilzer)
Subject: RE: Bird in Gilded Cage--When?
I think it's a mistake. Don't have access to the OED this week 'cause I'm on vacation, but I'm pretty sure the etymologies are different. The first couple of online dictionaries I checked didn't suggest that "guild" was an acceptable alternate either.