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Vesey

[vee-zee]
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noun
  1. Denmark,1767–1822, black freedman, born probably on St. Thomas, Danish West Indies: hanged as alleged leader of a slave insurrection, in Charleston, S.C.
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Historical Examples

  • Vesey is better, but has no chance of going on with his office.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville

  • Vesey Fitzgerald is better, but will hardly be able to do any business.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville

  • They were not so wild as Captain Vesey had reported them to be on the passage from Burlington.

    All Adrift

    Oliver Optic

  • "I heard Captain Vesey say that she drew six feet when she had her coal in," replied Thad.

    All Adrift

    Oliver Optic

  • They are backing her now, and there is Captain Vesey at work with a pole.

    All Adrift

    Oliver Optic