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- n. A violent protest against the drinking of alcohol in which the protester attacks the bar with a hatchet.
This is how the Senate Bar, a Topeka saloon favored by state officials, fell to a Nation attack or, using another of her neologisms, a “hatchetation”: “I ran behind the bar,” she wrote, smashed the mirror and all the bottles under it; picked up the cash register, threw it down; then broke the faucets of the refrigerator, opened the door and cut the rubber tubes that conducted the beer.
Prof. GRACE: Her hatchetation, which was her word that she substituted for agitation.
Prof. GRACE: That was soon after she started her crusade, when she did her hatchetation in Topeka, which was in February 1901.