unearths some literary gems.
From Death as an Extra, by Val Gielgud:
[Now, we've all seen countless old-fashioned literary mentions of "erections" (and "ejaculations"). But this passage here (from 1933, so not even as old as some) seems to go above and beyond.]
From the shadows in the background a young man plunged out of a queer erection that looked like the cabin of a crane. He wore stained flannel trousers....
[A villain uses creative wordplay to threaten someone named Jerome B. Cole (through a receptionist).]
"I know all about how busy Jerome B.C. is! If he don't want to be Jerome A.D. a lot quicker than hell, he'll be glad to talk to me!"