Look who I discovered being cited in the august OED… I wish I knew more about the work of OED lexicographers, my heroes. I don’t know, for example, how OED editors find/choose their citation sources. It’s just that beyond Shakespeare and various editions of the Bible, most of their citations are so obscure—so old (obviously) or so far from my ken—that it was a pleasant shock to see a current book from my evangelical world.
I’ve come to really trust the OED after tons and tons of use. It isn’t perfect; I do occasionally find senses I think are archaic or obsolete that they don’t mark that way. But it well deserves its status at the top of the lexicographical heap.
Now back to your regularly scheduled life.