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  • noun Plural form of copperhead.


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  • They were still called copperheads when they lifted their heads and struck boldly at the Union cause, under the lead of a very able man, Clement L. Vallandigham, whom we shall presently learn more of; and it was an old copperhead who followed Morgan's rear guard with the best horse the hard-riders had left him, and who tried to get speech with the officer in command.

    Stories Of Ohio

  • But they were called copperheads, because for a long time they lurked silently among the people, like that deadly snake which used to haunt the grass of the backwoods, and bite without warning.

    Stories Of Ohio

  • You may depend upon it, if there are any of those who are called copperheads -- but I don't like to call names, for even

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II

  • The legislature was divided into three parties -- radicals, conservative Republicans, and Democrats, or "copperheads," neither strong enough to elect without a fusion with one of the others.

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • The two irreconcilable elements were the "war party" made up of determined men resolved to see things through, and the "copperheads" * who for one reason or another united in a faithful struggle for peace at any price.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union; a chronicle of the embattled North

  • Yet a fourth class, a democratic rump of southern sympathizers, popularly called "copperheads," wishing peace at any price, did their best to encourage the Rebellion ..

    History of the United States, Volume 4 (of 6)

  • At Chambersburg he waited eagerly for those riots in northern cities by which the "copperheads" had expected to aid his march.

    History of the United States, Volume 4 (of 6)

  • The country was full of what they called "copperheads," who had kept very quiet, because it was to their interest to do so, but now they were aroused, and any attempt at violence would have led to the most serious trouble.

    Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel and Selections from his Writings

  • It was finally decided, so we were informed, that I would not be allowed to preach at night -- that they would egg me, etc. But at night, not only the house, but the yard, was full of "copperheads" who meant

    Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel and Selections from his Writings

  • He might cite some of the speeches of Frankin Roosevelt, and start calling his opponents "copperheads" and "fifth columnists."



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