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Toombs

[toomz] /tumz/
noun
1.
Robert, 1810–85, U.S. lawyer, orator, and Confederate statesman and army officer.
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  • He and Toombs generally stood together, as Whigs and Unionists.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Toombs was traveling with a party of friends, and to one of them he read the letter.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • Toombs was a man of the people, but in his own way, and it was a princely and a dashing way.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • Toombs had already left the Whig party, and was acting with the Democrats.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • He wanted to make Toombs, who was then a general in the army, his successor.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • They ain't any bigger in this country than Old Toombs's barns.

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • Mrs. Toombs gave generously of her own means, to family and friends.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Later in the day the President met Toombs walking around the campus.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • The halls of Athens are fragrant with these stories of Toombs.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Toombs is represented as having spurned it with characteristic scorn.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall

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