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Except about twenty large stout wooden boxes called spittoons, there was no furniture whatever in prison number three.
Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons A Personal Experience, 1864-5
Back in the days of top hats, spittoons and the Missouri Compromise, a lot of Cognacs were lighter and fruitier than their 21st century descendants, and like whiskeys, were meant to be mixed as well as sipped.
Tony Sachs: Drinking The Past: New Spirits Recreate Vintage Tastes
On exhibit were cigar-store Indians, spittoons, hookahs and a three-foot Meerschaum pipe with a relief carving of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow.
If the National Day of Prayer has been in place but a few decades, the spittoons removed from legislative chambers seem to have greater claims to a history-based place in American public life.
The Volokh Conspiracy » District Court Judge Strikes Down Statute Providing for National Day of Prayer
He believes Manningham Baths, in Bradford, built in 1904, to be the most intact surviving example in the country, complete with ceramic spittoons along the sides of the swimming pool.
B, the removal of spittoons from the bars of West Virginia?
Besides the spitting he encountered in Washington--there were spittoons everywhere, he noted--he was waited on by slaves.
It looks like a union hall minus the spittoons, or one of those lobbies where they swear in new citizens.
Besides the spitting he encountered in Washington -- there were spittoons everywhere, he noted -- he was waited on by slaves.
SAGAL: The spittoons, he protested the removal of spittoons you think?
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