Betsy Ross

Definitions

  • Mrs. Betsy Ross
    Mrs. Betsy Ross
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Betsy Ross American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
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Usage

In literature:

I got another position as waitress in the Betsy Ross Tea Room.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
Debra was working the turnstiles in Betsy Ross gingham, and she caught my eye and snapped a nod at me.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
First Soldier, you'll become Betsy Ross.
"The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit" by Hildegard G. Frey
His nephew's wife, Elizabeth (Griscom) Ross (1752-1832), better known as "Betsy Ross," was maker of the first national flag.
"Scotland's Mark on America" by George Fraser Black
She tells me that the Key relics have all been taken to the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia.
"Literary Hearthstones of Dixie" by La Salle Corbell Pickett
I've done the Betsy Ross House, Franklin's Grave, Old Christ Church and Old Swede's Church.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
The five-pointed star, which is used, tradition says, at Betsy Ross' suggestion, is the sign of infinity.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
We aint got no flag for this here Revolution," and Betsy Ross replied: "Yes, aint it fierce?
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Arch Street, home of Betsy Ross, 40, 42.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
Dey said dat she wuz named fer Betsy Ross.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Betsy Rosses, Grace Darlings and Pocahontases abounded among the younger children.
"Polly's First Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
By CHAUNCEY C. HOTCHKISS, author of "Betsy Ross," "In Defiance of the King," etc.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
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In news:

An Adjutant With Attitude;Betsy McCaughey Ross Pursues Her Own Agenda.
One of the new informational panels at the Betsy Ross House addressing the flag controversy.
Betsy Ross by Weisgerber.
Betsy Ross was born the eighth of seventeen children and raised a Quaker.
Betsy Ross showing her design for the American flag to George Washington (Getty Images).
Nobody has ever been able to prove or disprove the story – but we all know the legend of Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross.
The Delaware River Port Authority said Monday that all truck traffic would be banned from their bridges as of 2:00 p.m. Those bridges are the Commodore Barry, the Walt Whitman, the Ben Franklin and the Betsy Ross.
Take a virtual tour of the Betsy Ross house.
The very first American flag was hand stitched in 1776 by a woman named Betsy Ross and throughout the years has grown into the icon it is today.
Betsy Ross had 3 husbands and other flag facts.
I f asked to list heroes of American freedom, people might reflect on the Revolutionary era and name George Washington, Nathan Hale and Betsy Ross.
Worse, the communist nation is starting to push Betsy Ross aside to sell Old Glory.
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