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  • noun a river that rises in west central Mississippi and flows southwest to empty into the Mississippi River above Vicksburg

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Examples

  • A graveside service with full military rites was held Aug. 10 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Yazoo County.

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  • Instead he shows how he tried to find his own way, first in Yazoo City, then at the University of Texas, and finally in Manhattan.

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  • This case came out of the so-called Yazoo land scandals in Georgia.

    A History of American Law

  • This case came out of the so-called Yazoo land scandals in Georgia.

    A History of American Law

  • This case came out of the so-called Yazoo land scandals in Georgia.

    A History of American Law

  • In the 1790s, the Georgia legislature had sold a 35-million-acre tract of frontier called the Yazoo country to northern land speculators every member of the legislature but one received a kickback.

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  • Throughout the 1790s, the old Southwest—what are now the states of Alabama and Mississippi—was a wild tract known as the Yazoo country, inhabited by Indians, coveted by Spain, and ruled, to the extent it was ruled at all, by characters like James McGillivray, a half-breed Scottish-Cherokee chieftain.

    Alexander Hamilton, American

  • Throughout the 1790s, the old Southwest—what are now the states of Alabama and Mississippi—was a wild tract known as the Yazoo country, inhabited by Indians, coveted by Spain, and ruled, to the extent it was ruled at all, by characters like James McGillivray, a half-breed Scottish-Cherokee chieftain.

    Alexander Hamilton, American

  • At Fredericksburg, where he spent two nights and a day, he had a second disquieting experience: John Lewis, the only surviving son of Fielding Lewis by his first marriage, told of a recent interview with Patrick Henry, who made no secret of his financial interest in the so-called Yazoo Company.

    Washington

  • At Fredericksburg, where he spent two nights and a day, he had a second disquieting experience: John Lewis, the only surviving son of Fielding Lewis by his first marriage, told of a recent interview with Patrick Henry, who made no secret of his financial interest in the so-called Yazoo Company.

    Washington

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