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Coxey

[kok-see] /ˈkɒk si/
noun
1.
Jacob Sechler
[sech-ler] /ˈsɛtʃ lər/ (Show IPA),
1854–1951, U.S. political reformer: led a group of unemployed marchers (Coxey's army) in 1894 from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to petition Congress for legislation to create jobs and relieve poverty.
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  • In Maryland, the authorities arrested a number of Coxey's "soldiers" as vagrants.

    The Cleveland Era Henry Jones Ford
  • For Secretary of the Navy, Coxey, and then he could keep off the grass.

  • He hinted that Coxey and I would follow, but I wasn't so sure.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • And it would be so small a part of Coxey's army that the main body would march on and never miss it.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • I suppose it was a joke, so I got off an old one to Coxey, and he brayed with merriment.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Oh, yes, Steward, there are enough germs in those blankets to destroy all of Coxey's Army.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Coxey happened to swallow one, and said he wouldn't lie down for a week for fear of puncturing himself.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • The whole affair reminded Archie of some camp of a section of the famous Coxey army, when he had seen it long ago.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter Harry Steele Morrison
  • One of the most remarkable appeals made directly to the law-making powers by the unemployed was that of Coxey's "Commonweal Army."

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • I am an American, an ex-member of Coxey's unwashed army, so I don't want to say yes or nay to this question.

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