And gradually this was changed to "Here comes molly pitcher."
Of course, all the men in the battery knew molly pitcher, and they watched her with the greatest interest and admiration.
This was the last battlefield on which molly pitcher appeared, but it had not been her first.
Of course all the men in the battery knew molly pitcher, and they watched her with the greatest interest and admiration.
The church immediately sent a member to consult the far-famed fortune-telling molly pitcher.
It was at this battle of Monmouth that molly pitcher became a heroine.
As the battle grew fiercer and her trips to the spring became more frequent, the call was abbreviated into, "molly pitcher!"
"earthen jug," c.1200, from Old French pichier (12c.), altered from bichier, from Medieval Latin bicarium, probably from Greek bikos "earthen vessel" (see beaker). Pitcher-plant is recorded from 1819; so called for its resemblance.
"one who pitches," 1722, agent noun from pitch (v.1). Originally of one tossing hay into a wagon, etc.; baseball sense first recorded 1845.
a vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were usually carried on the head or shoulders (Gen. 24:15-20; Judg. 7:16, 19; Mark 14:13).