Careful Words

cheese (n.)

cheese (v.)

The moone is made of a greene cheese.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.

  Thought the moon was made of green cheese.

Martin Luther (1483-1546): Works. Book i. Chap. xi.

  Like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: when a' was naked, he was, for all the world, like a forked radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.