Definition of Carry nation
1. Noun. United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911).
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Literary usage of Carry nation
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1. The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation by Carry Amelia Nation (1908)
"The dauntless, Heaven-appointed, carry nation. MRS. carry nation: A VINDICATION. Sir:—London is awakening to the fact that in its midst is a remarkable ..."
2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Some pages later he uses the word again: When carry nation led her embattled cohorts against the drug store 0. L. Day had already applied for a permit to ..."
3. Pennsylvania Justices' Law Reporter; Containing Cases Decided in the Courts (1904)
"carry nation v. The City of Scranton and Lona B. Day, Supt. of Police of the ... Summary Conviction of carry nation for selling hatchets without a license. ..."
4. The Speaker (1910)
"Mr. Editor, I wish to join my penmanship with such distinguished names as Katherine cle Medici, Col. George Harvey, Joan of Arc, Mrs. carry nation, Sappho, ..."
5. Selected articles on prohibition of the liquor traffic by Lamar Taney Beman (1915)
"... has made a serious mistake in doing it, and if Eve had been a carry nation no doubt she would have chopped down that apple tree with her little hatchet. ..."