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peg outTo move one's peg to the last position on the pegboard, and thus win. [from 19th c.]Rate it:

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green handAn inexperienced crew member of a 19th-century whaler on his first voyage.Rate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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barnburnerLiberal faction of the New York state United States Democratic Party in the mid 19th century.Rate it:

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cake walkA type of dance originating in the United States in the 19th century.Rate it:

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funniesThe section of a newspaper containing comic strips. [from the mid-19th c.]Rate it:

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funny boneThe ulnar nerve in the elbow, which, when hit, causes a tingly sensation. [from the 19th c.]Rate it:

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peg outTo finish a game of croquet. [from 19th c.]Rate it:

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peg outTo die. [from 19th c.]Rate it:

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peg outTo mark with pegs. [from 19th c.]Rate it:

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ride on a railTo be subjected to a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The victim was then paraded around town or taken to the city limits and dumped by the roadside.Rate it:

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robber baronEspecially in the 19th-century and early 20th-century, a business tycoon who had great wealth and influence but whose methods were morally questionable.Rate it:

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see the elephantTo witness something unexpected and awe-filling. [early 19th c. to Civil War]Rate it:

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snake oilA type of 19th century patent medicine sold in the United States that claimed to contain snake fat, supposedly a Native American remedy for various ailments.Rate it:

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stovepipe hatA type of top hat worn mainly in the 19th century, made of silk or other materials and having a very tall, cylindrical, flat-topped crown.Rate it:

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win upTo get back on one's feet. [14th-19th c.]Rate it:

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young TurkFrom the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, a member of a movement that campaigned for reform of the Ottoman Empire.Rate it:

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