Full record for raise v.

Definition (of a spaceship) to lift off a planet
OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite F.H.Hardart, 'The Beast of Space'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1980 printing of Heinlein's "Starman Jones". Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet" which was verified in the 1948 first edition by Rick Hauptmann. Andrew Dalke submitted a cite from a 1975 reprint of Robert Heinlein's "The Green Hills of Earth" which was verified in the 1951 first edition by Rick Hauptmann; we would like to verify the original appearance in the Feb 8th, 1947 Saturday Evening Post. Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from a 1967 reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Misfit"; we would like to check the original 1939 magazine appearance. Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Brian Daley's 1979 "Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures". Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 2002 reprint of Laurence M. Janifer's 1987 "Knave and the Game". Fred Galvin submitted 1941 cite from "The Beast of Space", by F.H. Hardart. Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from "The Ultimate Experiment", by Thornton DeKy

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Citations for raise v.

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1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 218 They stared at the original entry for ‘raise ship’—but most especially at the year entry in the date column—‘1971.’
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 37 ‘Stand by to raise!’ the pilot called out, then looked down to check his passengers.
1951 R. A. Heinlein Green Hills of Earth 189 Shake a leg and get out of here. We raise ship at once.
1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones 64 If you mess it up, I'll leave you dirtside and raise without you. Let me see you walk again.
1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones (1980) v. 46 If you mess it up, I'll leave you dirtside and raise without you.
1967 R. A. Heinlein Misfit in Past Through Tomorrow 510 Attention! Man all space details; first section. Raise ship in twelve minutes.
1979 B. Daley Star Wars: Han Solo Adventure 73 If the traitor managed to turn in an alarm, chances were that the Falcon would never raise ship again.
1987 L. M. Janifer Knave and Game 51 Figure fifteen deaths—maybe ten—and the city slickers raise ship and go looking for an easier job.
1999 W. Gibson All Tomorrow's Parties xlv. 186 Maybe he could raise Laney and get Laney's take on who they might be.