Definition of Keystone state
1. Noun. A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies.
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Gettysburg, Gettysburg
Terms within: Penn, Pennsylvania, University Of Pennsylvania, Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Erie, Gettysburg, Capital Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Chester, City Of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, Allegheny, Allegheny River, Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Lehigh River, Monongahela, Monongahela River, Susquehanna, Susquehanna River
Generic synonyms: American State
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa, Mid-atlantic States
Lexicographical Neighbors of Keystone State
Literary usage of Keystone state
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"The ram having been detained a half-hour or mure, now ran out for the steamer keystone state, which vessel and three others we tried to alarm by lights. ..."
2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"keystone state. Pennsylvania, as being the seventh among the thirteen original ... 1844 I call upon our friends from the keystone state not to surrender. ..."
3. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Sergeant Bruner, the only Pennsylvanian in that regiment, does the old Keystone State great honor. BRAVERY AT LEE'S MILLS. — Among the incidents of the ..."
4. "An American Commoner": The Life and Times of Richard Parks Bland. A Study by William Vincent Byars (1900)
"Illinois as a keystone state.— The Surrender of the Presidency to New York the Only means of Breaking the New York and Indiana Combination. ..."
5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"At this moment the Augusta, Memphis, and Quaker City- came up, and by diverting the attention of tho rame, enabled the keystone state to get out of the ..."
6. History of the One Hundred and Fifty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers by William R. Kiefer, Newton Heston Mack (1909)
"The Patriotism of the keystone state. In nothing can a State show her loyalty more than in her votes for a presidential candidate who has issued his ..."