Comments on answers to a recent question raised issues of historical usage and appealed to OED 1. I have determined that with respect to two of its citations OED 1 is mistaken; but before proceeding I should like to know whether the online edition, OED 3, has corrected these errors and if so, what new citations it offers. Unhappily, I do not have access to that edition, even, disgracefully, through the university at which my wife is a student.
May I post an appeal for this information as a Question here? This would be routine in many other fora, but here it could be regarded as General Reference; it could, moreover, create a precedent fraught with opportunities for abuse, and could provoke hostile action against StackExchange by IP orcs from OUP. So I'd rather not post without a go-ahead from the mods.
I will post a bounty on this question if it is permitted - I suppose that shouldn't make a difference, but it might.