from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brutal taskmaster.
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- n. a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
- n. the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A black and white illustration of a decorative tree branch (or vine branch) rectangular border enclosing three scenes related to Simon Legree striking Uncle Tom with a whip while other slaves look on, and the partial text of a poem entitled "Legree Striking Tom."
In the wagon was seated Simon Legree and the two women, still fettered together, were stowed away with some baggage in the back part of it, and the whole company were seeking Legree's plantation, which lay a good distance off.
"I'd like to see Simon Legree doing that," said Cassy.
A black and white illustration of Uncle Tom tied to a whipping post, and being whipped severely by Sambo and Quimbo, two African-American drivers (or overseers), as Simon Legree looks on.
The North will bust with ill-concealed delight because Simon Legree has been kicked in the balls.
The fact that Miss Jones 'feeling for him bore a striking resemblance to that of Simon Legree for Uncle Tom, deterred him not at all.
A black and white illustration of Simon Legree kicking at Uncle Tom as he lies on the ground in a partially covered area, surrounded by planks and other debris and rubbish, after his whipping.
Know ye not that Simon Legree stalks abroad unrebuked in the South, so long as he preys only upon the child of the "alien"?