terrestial n.

a person from the planet Earth

  • 1936 ‘C. Dane’ American Fairy Tales in Fortnightly Apr. 469

    I opened Astonishing Stories recently on a picture of a piece of travel machinery much more marvellous than Prince Camaralzamen’s flying horse. It is lit by Aladdin lamps and guarded by two ‘terrestials’; for in these stories people of our earth are never called human beings.

  • 1942 F. Kummer Pied Piper of Mars in Planet Stories Spring 88/1

    Before the night is out, all terrestials on Mars will be imprisoned or dead.

  • 1948 E. McDowell Outcasts of Solar III in Planet Stories Spring 10/2

    Government had the finest research department anywhere. And the Terrestial Intelligence Service was the most efficient organization of its kind. Not only that, Government had power, power unbelievable in its Space Navy.


Research requirements

antedating 1936

Earliest cite

Clemence Dane, 'American Fairy Tales'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Frederic A. Kummer, Jr.'s "Pied Piper of Mars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1936 cite from a reprint of Clemence Dane's "American Fairy Tales" which Jeff Prucher verified in the original 1936 publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Wallace West's "The Time-Lockers".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Emmett McDowell's "Beyond the Yellow Fog".

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