Definition of Comstock
1. Noun. United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915).
Generic synonyms: Crusader, Meliorist, Reformer, Reformist, Social Reformer
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Literary usage of Comstock
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"His first American ancestor was William comstock, of New London, Conn., who was among the twenty-six men from Wethersfield in the expedition commanded by ..."
2. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (1909)
"Mrs. comstock swung open the screen door and struck at some object, Elnora tossed the hair from ... blazed Mrs. comstock. "When did you get to bossing me? ..."
3. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"The grade decreases with increasing depth. comstock Lode, Nev. ... The comstock lode has a certain distinction, also, as the place where Philip Deidesheimer ..."
4. A Commentary on the Mining Legislation of Congress: With a Preliminary by Edward P. Weeks (1877)
"Conditions inserted in patents for mines on comstock Lode, Nevada.—In issuing patents for the Com- stock Lode, Nevada, the following clause has been ..."