a raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor (December 16, 1773) in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea and against the monopoly granted the East India Company.
(US, history) a raid in 1773 made by citizens of Boston (disguised as Indians) on three British ships in the harbour as a protest against taxes on tea and the monopoly given to the East India Company. The contents of several hundred chests of tea were dumped into the harbour
one of an American breed of small, pug-faced, short-haired dogs having erect ears, a short tail, and a brindled or black coat with white markings. noun a short stocky smooth-haired breed of terrier with a short nose, originally developed by crossing the French and English bulldogs with the English bull terrier
of, relating to, or typical of Boston, Mass., or its residents: a Bostonian childhood; Bostonian reserve. a native or inhabitant of Boston, Mass. Historical Examples The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams Georgina’s Reasons Henry James Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan The Spinner’s Book of Fiction Various Some Cities and San Francisco and […]
of, relating to, or typical of Boston, Mass., or its residents: a Bostonian childhood; Bostonian reserve. a native or inhabitant of Boston, Mass. a novel (1886) by Henry James. Contemporary Examples The Boston Bombings: Resilience vs. Panic Daniel Klaidman April 15, 2013 Full Text and Video of President Obama’s Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing Justin […]