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  • noun Plural form of lobsterback.


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  • Thus British soldiers, the hated "lobsterbacks" -- often portrayed in American history books as the cruel automatons of a relentless occupying force -- were cursed, spat upon and showered with rocks long before the war began.

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  • Troops were dispatched to overawe Boston, but the angry Bostonians hooted and hissed the "lobsterbacks," as the redcoats were derisively styled, and in 1770 provoked them to actual bloodshed -- the so-called "Boston

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • And the folks who villified John Adams for representing the “lobsterbacks” had the same disdain for teh rule of law that we see now among Republicans and their trolls.

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  • The lobsterbacks are no great shakes trackin 'in the dark, but they'll find this place sooner or later, shutters or no.

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  • (The 80% or so of us who support universal health care also latently long to quarter lobsterbacks.)

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  • Also present was Terror's Sergeant Tozer — who had been out of both captains 'graces since the night of the Carnivale when his men had fired on survivors of the fire but who was still the highest-ranked survivor of his heavily thinned group of lobsterbacks — speaking for the Marines.

    The Terror

  • “You just toddle off now with your remaining lobsterbacks and let me be.”

    The Terror

  • Down at the other end of the Common, a squadron of lobsterbacks drills and marches round the base of a hummock with a stone powder-house planted in its top.

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  • The lobsterbacks fired their muskets in volley after volley.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The lobsterbacks fired their muskets in volley after volley.

    Rebels and Redcoats


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