Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
case-insensitive
between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1850 - 1974 1975 - 1980 1981 1982 - 1996 1997 - 2008 play it as it lays English
1850 - 1916 1917 - 1996 1997 - 1999 2000 - 2007 2008 play it as it lies English

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