Full record for terrestial adj.

Definition of or from the planet Earth or an earthling
OED requirements antedating 1938
Earliest cite Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., "The Exterminators"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from "Rene LaFayette"'s (L. Ron Hubbard's) "The Emperor of the Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Frederic A. Kummer, Jr.'s "Pied Piper of Mars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Emmett McDowell's "The Outcasts of Solar III".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Clifford D. Simak's "Time Quarry".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Wallace West's "The Time-Lockers".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Ralph Milne Farley's poem "The End of the World".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from Carl Selwyn's "Ice Planet".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from F. E. Hardart's "The Beast of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "Quicksands of Youthwardness".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.'s "Wedding of the Moons".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1960 cite from Hannes Bok's "Yeknad Yowleh".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1938 cite from "The Exterminators" by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
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Citations for terrestial adj.

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1938 F.A. Kummer Exterminators in Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug. 50/1 Gasping, Sheridan recognized Dr. Ernst Flane, the noted terrestial physicist who had gone into voluntary exile on Jupiter with a small group of assistants, in order to study the cosmic rays.
1942 F. Kummer Pied Piper of Mars in Planet Stories Spring 82/2 Even Terrestial Intelligence headquarters in New York hadn't known why a T. I. man was wanted on Mars‥but Haller was one of the few persons sufficiently important to have an operator sent without explanation as to why he was wanted.
1942 F. Kummer Pied Piper of Mars in Planet Stories Spring 90/2 Already they were starting their reign of terror; when he reached his climax they would pour from their houses to kill all who had terrestial blood.
1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Emperor of Universe in Startling Stories Nov. 134/1 No one seems to know, although there are many guesses of course, just how pre-space man arrived at the mysterious A.D. which he appends on his stone carvings everywhere he first trod. Astronomical research into this has only brought bewilderment since absolutely no stellar nor terrestial cataclysm can be located which would begin his A.D. And when he changed to a sensible binary day and a galactic year the records of that moment were subsequently destroyed.
1950 Galaxy Sci. Fiction Oct. 13/2 The self-adjusting furniture, bought before the management had considered throwing the hostelry open to the unhuman trade, had been out-of-date twenty years ago. But it still was there. It had been repainted, in soft, genteel pastels, its self-adjustment features still confined to human forms. The spongy floor covering had lost some of its sponginess, and the Cetian cactus must have died at last, for a pot of frankly Terrestial geraniums now occupied its place.
1950 ‘R. M. Farley’ End of World in Omnibus of Time 299 Life has receded to the slimy mud From whence it first emerged. A gloom most sad And chill pervades the air. Pink snow drifts in, Dyed by the dying sun. Upon the flat An oily swell laps listlessly. God hid The aim and end of His terrestial plan: For this He made the earth and peopled it!
1950 ‘R. M. Farley’ End of World in Omnibus of Time 299 Life has receded to the slimy mud From whence it first emerged. A gloom most sad And chill pervades the air. Pink snow drifts in, Dyed by the dying sun. Upon the flat An oily swell laps listlessly. God hid The aim and end of His terrestial plan: For this He made the earth and peopled it!
1952 C.M. Kornbluth Make Mine Mars in Sci. Fiction Adventures Nov. 73/2 ATTN MCGILLICUDDY RE CLIENT RELATIONS NEED SOONEST ILLUMINATED SCROLL PRESENT HOMER WITHERSPOON PRESIDENT FROSTBITE HONORING HIM 40 YEARS MEMBERSHIP FROSTBITE PLANETARY PARTY USUAL SENTIMENTS NOTE MUST BE TERRESTIAL STYLE ART IF NOT ACTUAL WORK EARTHER ACCOUNT ANTIBEM PREJUDICE HERE FRBBUO END.
1960 ‘H. Bok’ Yeknad Yowleh in Jrnl. Interplanetary Exploration Soc. Dec. 12 Note: As the dry season commences on Venus, the cat-folk deck themselves in the last remaining flowers, then join paws and—dancing in intricate patterns—chant the following mournful refrain. In the background the frog-people crouch beating their palms and grunting the parenthetical, ‘Oonk, oonk!’ which is the equivalent of the Terrestial, ‘Just Imagine!’ or, ‘Fancy that!’ or, ‘You don't say.’