from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. commotion; disturbance, tumult
- v. disturb, cause a commotion, stir up
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Insurrection; commotion; disturbance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Commotion; tumult; insurrection. Sir J. Cheke, The Hurt of Sedition.
Needless to say, this has caused quite an upstir with people speculating if the ISP is violating swedish law by doing so, or at least breaking the signed agreement of delivering full access to the internet to their customers.
More immediately, so far as Washington was involved, the upstir caught at Redstone the expedition he was sending to “seat” his Kanawha lands.
The one solace of this vexatious upstir was the application of Artemas Ward for relief from command in Massachusetts.
A garden-party was to take place, and knowing the jay's terror of any unusual noise or upstir, I carried his cage to a quiet room where I hoped he would be quite happy and hear nothing.
WELL, dear reader, I am not, as you have probably inferred, a loser by the general upstir described in the foregoing chapter.
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time, Including His Connection with the Anti-slavery Movement; His Labors in Great Britain as Well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission--Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; Also His Appointment to Be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life; With an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston
Well! dear reader, I am not, as you may have already inferred, a loser by the general upstir, described in the foregoing chapter.
WELL! dear reader, I am not, as you may have already inferred, a loser by the general upstir, described in the foregoing chapter.