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Ray Girvan

I found the same thing when reading the works of Maxwell Gray. Although her era (late Victorian / Edwardian) makes it more likely, I was still surprised to find it in the vocabulary of someone from the educated middle class.

"Hence a ghastly row of jerry-built stucco villas, a focus of cheap-trippers, bathing-machines, nigger bands and other horrors"
- The Last Sentence, 1893

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