Old South


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Old South

n
(Historical Terms) the American South before the Civil War

Old′ South′


n.
the U.S. South before the Civil War.
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One afternoon, last summer, while walking along Washington Street, my eye was attracted by a signboard protruding over a narrow archway, nearly opposite the Old South Church.
From this station, as I pleased myself with imagining, Gage may have beheld his disastrous victory on Bunker Hill (unless one of the tri-mountains intervened), and Howe have marked the approaches of Washington's besieging army; although the buildings since erected in the vicinity have shut out almost every object, save the steeple of the Old South, which seems almost within arm's length.
Eleven strokes, full half an hour ago, had pealed from the clock of the Old South, when a rumor was circulated among the company that some new spectacle or pageant was about to be exhibited, which should put a fitting close to the splendid festivities of the night.
The music was dying away along the street, and its dismal strains were mingled with the knell of midnight from the steeple of the Old South, and with the roar of artillery, which announced that the beleaguering army of Washington had intrenched itself upon a nearer height than before.
All that is made such a flourish of in the old South Sea Voyages, those things were but the lifetime commonplaces of our heroic Nantucketers.
The clock of the Old South was striking as I came through Boston, and that is full fifteen minutes agone.
Presented by Boston's famed Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the 242[sup.
Both Worcester's first Town Hall, built in 1825 before Worcester became a city, and the city's original meeting place, the Old South Church, built in 1763, were swept away by the construction, in 1898, of Worcester City Hall, a grand and much larger building of completely different design.
I love thee more than all the rest, oh, dear old South Side Hill.
The Bay Psalm Book, which is the first book printed in what is now the United States, comes from the Old South Church in Boston, one of two copies of the book in its collection.
explores how and when the US South developed as a tourist commodity, from the late 1830s when the first promotional works on the South were published, to 1920 when the notion of an Old South was ensconced in the lexicon of tourism.
Both are made in-house, and if you had to pick one, the Old South is best.