Dixie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dixie a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps
    • n Dixie the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
    • Dixie A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.
    • Dixie a song popular in the Confederate states during the American Civil War, and still played as a nostalgic anthem by those patriotic to the American south. It was written by Daniel D. Emmett in 1859.
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Idioms

Whistling Dixie - (USA) If someone is whistling Dixie, they talk about things in a more positive way than the reality.
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Usage

In literature:

But the next day, when she come back to tell us when she was going to start for Dixie, she was took down right here, that suddin.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Dey wus singin' an' playin' on a flute dis song, 'I wish I wus in Dixie,' an' dey went in de big house an' broke up ebery thing.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
In 1867 Dixi Crosby resigned the chair of Surgery, and A.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Improving the occasion's a riling thing, but there was never a slave in Dixie tighter bound than you.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
At the head of the slope were a picturesque medley of colored folk, of true Southern plantation types, so seldom seen north of Dixie.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Rathburn now knew exactly what Carlisle had meant when he had referred to the Dixie pay-roll taking wings.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
A little later dozens of fires would be crackling in the trenches, with dixies upon them full of stew or tea.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Parla me dixi dominee!
"Rhymes Old and New" by M.E.S. Wright
Dixie Land, I mustn't smoke, I'm to be too excited.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
His volubility increased with his perturbation, and then he drank excessively and sang Dixie.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
He effected his escape and reached Dixie in safety.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Dixi tibi semper me paratum esse cedere loco, si qua ego principi ill. viderer periculo hic vivere.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Sir Wolston Dixie, 1585 (Skinner) was the first mayor whose pageant was published.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The Suez Courier bade him keep out of Dixie on peril of his life.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
One can do much worse than while away an hour by the fireside with Lady Florence Dixie's book in one's hand.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Sure there's nought wrong with dear little Dixie.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
And Jim, as his teen-age friends used to say, wasn't just whistling Dixie.
"All That Goes Up" by Kirby Brooks
And after them came "Captain Jinks" and "The Blue Danube," "Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie.
"Leerie" by Ruth Sawyer
It ain't much like our country towns in Dixie, is it?
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
The younger one, a girl about twenty, sat down and played "Dixie" and "My Maryland.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
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In poetry:

One was singing of its section
Down in Dixie, Dixie's land,
And the other of the banner
Waved so long from strand to strand.
"Home, Sweet Home" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
In the land where Dixie's ensign
Floated o'er the hopeful slave,
Rose the song that freedom's banner,
Starry-lighted, long might wave.
"Home, Sweet Home" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Then all was still, and then the band,
With movement light and tricksy,
Made stream and forest, hill and strand,
Reverberate with "Dixie."
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
'Some had shoes, but all had rifles,
Them that wasn't bald was beardless,
And the drum was rolling Dixie,
And they stepped to it like men, sir!
"Romance" by William Ernest Henley
Yer'd think dat some great folks done come
Like Linctom, Grant and Douglas wuz,
Er 'batin' human ri'ts upon
De public square in Dixie, c'uz
Et kinder 'pears dat way to me.
"Nicknames" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
The fine silk plug and Panama are hats I do not need;
I'd rather poise my head beneath the straw of Dixie's mead;
Indeed, my friend, I'd be content beneath a brimless cap,
To sport it with the urching all, a jolly, romping chap.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Dixie Carter plays the maniacal, homicidal Gloria Hodge on "Desperate Housewives," mother of Bree's husband.
Congratulations to the winners of this weekend's Dixie Cup, Texas' oldest homebrewing competition.
New details have just been released, about the tragic death of Lindsay Zeno - the young woman from Lafayette who fell from the "Xtreme" rollercoaster ride at Dixie Landin' amusement park Sunday.
Let the Band Play Dixie.
As Dixie Burmeister found out, it's an event that's sure to be jam-packed with fun.
All that remains of Picture City are several concrete light poles along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound FILE PHOTO.
Jaime King, who stars in TV's Hart of Dixie, shows how to channel the era in a thoroughly modern way.
Dixie Motor Speedway crowns Mike Root as 47th annual Dixie Classic 100 champion.
This week, Dixie Burmeister has a special offer for seniors who want to learn how to use things like smartphones and tablets.
Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, 33455 772-546-1129 Fax: 772-546-1229.
Dixie Well Boring Company, Water Well Drilling in LaGrange & Troup County GA.
The second of three community forums discussing the name change of Dixie State College as it moves - 9:58 pm.
'Hart of Dixie' Season 2 Promo: Zoe Ups the Ante in the Romance Department (Video).
Zoe Hart's love triangle is front and center on the CW's Hart of Dixie.
Before the public immediately launches a Dixie Chicks-style boycott against Psy, the Busanhaps article attempts to put Psy's words in context.
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In science:

Dixie`eme Congr`es Math. des Pays Scandinaves, Copenhagen, 1946 (Jul.
Space Inversion of Spinors Revisited: A Possible Explanation of Chiral Behavior in Weak Interactions
Morsch, Proceedings of the Dixi`eme Journee Th`ematique de l’IPN d’Orsay (1995).
Exotic low mass narrow baryons extracted from charge exchange reactions
Let eU be the support of φU (xi )• = limi,U tr(dixi ) L1(M)(cid:3)∗ eU .
Maurey's factorization theory for operator spaces
Since there are invertible Z-matrices P , Q such that P −1AQ is diagonal, we can assume that (1) consists of the equations dixi = bi for 1 ≤ i ≤ r .
Extended Linial Hyperplane Arrangements for Root Systems and a Conjecture of Postnikov and Stanley
For n ≥ 2, SPd i=1 dixi ∈ SPd (X ) | di < n for al l i}.
Spaces of polynomials with roots of bounded multiplicity
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