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“The word was used to refer to eighteenth-century French, once-fired, tinglazed wares that were often decorated with hand painting.”
“One for you, me, Jackson, and the last to be hidden for the future just as the original Adam St. Charles decreed, he said, referring to the eighteenth-century ancestor who returned from a sea voyage to find his family destroyed by debt.”
“When John Adams explored the streets, he might have walked past men exposing their penises, the eighteenth-century transatlantic code for men seeking partners of the same sex.”
“In eighteenth-century Virginia, a first conviction for hog stealing brought twenty-five lashes; the second offense was punished by two hours in the pillory, nailed by the ears.”
“If he was in a typical lower-class eighteenth-century American urban tavern, he would have seen white men and black men sitting together and drumming their fingers to the music on long wooden tables.”
“This ended the massive eighteenth-century trend of self-divorce.”
“The prevalence of the self-divorce advertisements demonstrates, as Lyons puts it, that for many segments of eighteenth-century society, marriage did not have to be permanent.”
“A planter in eighteenth-century Virginia frequently complained in his diary about the “poor work” of his slaves.”
“Whereas for most of the eighteenth-century copulation across the color line flourished largely unpunished, in the early national period, many women were arrested simply for having sex with men of another race.”
“Derived from the Hindi word chāmpo, a verbal form meaning “to knead” or “to press” as well as “the kneading” or “the pressing,” the English word shampooing described what struck seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Western observers as exotic bodily manipulations performed in the East.”
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