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Bay State

noun
1.
Massachusetts (used as a nickname).
Origin of Bay State
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
Related forms
Bay Stater, noun
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  • Addicks instructed the Bay State secretary, who was present, to connect with the trunk upon its arrival and disappear.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • Both of Bay State antecedents, their history is largely hers.

  • The prices of Bay State stocks and bonds shot up; loan funds were offered freely and at lower rates of interest.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • My mother was from the Bay State, and brought me here when I was an infant.

    Peter Parley's Own Story Samuel G. Goodrich
  • The scenery throughout the region is rugged and attractive, a charming characteristic of the Bay State.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier

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