The exact date of discovery is not known; but early records show it to have been preempted by a Dr Adams in 1812 for the manufacture of saltpetre, and his vats and hoppers are still to be seen.
Perhaps Quinn and Martha preempted us.
Monday had been their original preference but pro football on T.V. had preempted their trysts.
preempted potential cause.
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