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The Dark and Bloody Ground

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Dark and Bloody Ground a phrase applied to the State of Kentucky, and said to be the significance of its name, in allusion to the frequent wars that were waged there between Indians.
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Usage

In literature:

For so the Land was called, the Dark and Bloody Ground.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
The Dark and Bloody Ground must wait.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
The region of Kentucky, that "dark and bloody ground" of Indian warfare, lay long unknown to the whites.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And so, over the dark and bloody ground, Blake and his chums made their way.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front" by Victor Appleton
Another sacrifice to the dark and bloody ground!
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
We have in the West a section of country known as the dark and bloody ground.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
I had been removed from the dark and bloody ground in some way and by somebody, for I was lying on my mother's bed.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
Once the Dark and Bloody Ground, Kentucky today is fairly teeming with reawakening.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
In that land so truly named the Dark and Bloody Ground it seemed the abode of unbroken peace.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Furthermore, she knew that Louisiana was a much less dangerous country than the Dark and Bloody Ground.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Oh, this was the dark and bloody Blackfeet ground, all right.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Sights like those on the "Dark and Bloody Ground," were nowhere to be seen.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
Its name consecrated it as the dark and bloody ground; and war pursued every foot that trod it.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848" by Various
He settled in the "dark and bloody ground," and for years encountered all the trials then incident to border life.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
It was to them the Dark and Bloody Ground.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
It was the dark and bloody ground.
"Tales and Trails of Wakarusa" by Alexander Miller Harvey
It was then called by the Indians in their language, the Dark and Bloody Grounds.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
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In poetry:

No marvel that the warrior's love waxed flame
Fighting for thee, Kentucky, till he wound
Inseparably 'round thee that old name
Of dark and bloody ground!
"Along The Ohio" by Madison Julius Cawein