Definition of Contrabands
1. contraband [n] - See also: contraband
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrabands
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Literary usage of Contrabands
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Great Conspiracy by John Alexander Logan (1886)
"... WELL AS REPULSION— HIS LETTER OF EXPLANATION TO FRANK P. BLAIR—SEWARD'S LETTER TO MC CLELLAN ON "contrabands" IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Pages to 374. ..."
2. Christian Memorials of the War: Or, Scenes and Incidents Illustrative of by Horatio Balch Hackett (1864)
"A SABBATH WITH THE contrabands. I had attended a meeting of chaplains at Bealton Station, on Saturday, and on Sabbath morning went out from the tent of the ..."
3. William H. Seward: An Autobiography from 1801 to 1834. With a Memoir of His by William Henry Seward, Frederick William Seward (1891)
"... officers superintending the shipment of supplies; and all shades and sizes of "contrabands,'' in all manner of cast-off clothes of everybody else, ..."
4. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"When, however, Major-General John C. Fremont, in command of the Western Department, consisting of '' contrabands An envelope cut during the Civil War ..."
5. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1877)
"contrabands." — Employed. — Letter from "Newport News." — Rev. LC Lockwood.—First school.—Great work inaugurated. — Commission. — Report and recommendations ..."