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Jim-crow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jim-crow A machine for bending or straightening rails.
    • Jim-crow A planing machine with a reversing tool, to plane both ways.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jim-crow A tool for bending or straightening iron rails or bars. It consists of a strong iron frame, with two supports for the rail or bar, and mechanism, as a screw, for applying pressure to the rail or bar at a point midway between the two supports.
    • n jim-crow In mining, a crowbar having at one end a claw similar to a hammer-claw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jim-crow jim′-krō a tool for bending or straightening iron rails or bars.
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Usage

In literature:

To see each Crow, or Jim or John, Go in a raven and come out a swan!
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
It may be said that "jim Crow" buried the legitimate drama and danced on its grave.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
I was never "Roger", but "Jim Crow".
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
The woes of "Gambia" have been turned into ridicule by the capers of "Jim Crow," and the twin pleasantries of "Jim along Josey.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
All it lacks is some little Jim Crow to hold his horse, and there is one now.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The train consisted of several untidy day coaches, the first a Jim Crow car, the others for white people.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
See me dance Jim Crow!
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
Negroes could ride only on the top of the stagecoach when traveling, and Jim Crow cars prevailed on the introduction of railroads.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
He had known Jim Beckwourth, the mulatto who was chief of the Crows, fought their battles and lived in their villages with a Crow wife.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Somebody has been saying to us; Just let us own blocks of southern railroad stock and who will bid us ride on a Jim Crow car?
"A Comparative Study of the Negro Problem" by Charles C. Cook
First the big Jim Crow would sing a verse and dance, and then the tiny Jim would do the same.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
Jim Crow's your game.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
His defeat of the beadle was magnificent; his treatment of Jim Crow a triumph of strategy.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Accustomed to the jim-crow coach, the Pullman with its comfortable bed, its luxurious dining-car, was a revelation.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
Who does not remember the articles his pet Jim Crow stole and lost to him forever?
"The Woodpeckers" by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
Then the Jim Crow cry was raised that the whites wanted the blacks to herd by themselves.
"The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons" by William Z. Foster
But Prof. Jim Crow could.
"Little Jack Rabbit and Uncle John Hare" by David Cory
And then, pretty soon the little Balmy Breezes came to the Tall Pine Tree where Professor Jim Crow had his nest.
"Little Jack Rabbit and Chippy Chipmunk" by David Cory
He called himself Jim Crow; this name had been given him by some facetious countryman of ours.
"A Claim on Klondyke" by Edward Roper
I got a little "Jim Crow" barlow the first throw.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
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In poetry:

Good Italian gentlemen, fatherly and kind,
Brings us over to London here our horgins for to grind;
Sends us out vith little vite mice and guinea-pigs also
A popping of the Veasel and a Jumpin of JIM CROW.
"The Organ-Boy’s Appeal" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Jim Crow's drug war .
Ehrlich defends Jim Crow.
DOES THE JIM CROW LAW STILL EXIST IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.
Intent behind voter photo ID law as old as Jim Crow Kevin Blaum In the Arena.
For most of his long life, Jim Crow Sr.
Accusations of " Jim Crow" dealings fly during Atlantic Beach election hearing.
Accusations of " Jim Crow " dealings fly during Atlantic Beach election hearing.
Jim Crow and the Blues.
To accommodate and resist the social and legal restrictions of Jim Crow, Black musicians created a new musical form.
The battle against 21st Century Jim Crow .
Jim Crow laws for the 21st century.
War on 21st-century Jim Crow .
War on 21st-century Jim Crow voting laws.
Answer this question about 'the man who killed Jim Crow.
First on my list is "The New Jim Crow", written by Michelle Alexander.
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