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- n. demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
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The Boston Tea Party had been plotted at Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern, and at Boston’s Salutation other resistance schemes were hatched.