Jesse James

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jesse James United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)
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Usage

In literature:

He might have stepped out of the pages of 'Jesse James.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Wouldn't it be funny, if old Pete himself turned out to be a Jesse James brand of criminal?
"Good Indian" by B. M. Bower
He was going to play Jesse James to the last.
"The Twin Hells" by John N. Reynolds
We wrote of the West and the East, and they accused us of both Jesse and Henry James.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
One of the Johnny-Bull-Jesse-James gang?
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Jesse James robbed the Pine Bluff train.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
The James boys killed Daniel Askew in revenge; and Jesse James and Jim Anderson killed Ike Flannery for motives of robbery.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
To note his manner one would have thought that he had corralled a Jesse James.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
I am going to Missouri to take Jesse James's place.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
Do the Jesse James act, Jim!
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
They sign up John Smith, Robinson Crusoe or Jesse James, and let it go at that.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Even Jesse James was a hero to many of us.
"The Career of Leonard Wood" by Joseph Hamblen Sears
James Jesse Strang was born and educated in New York State, graduated from the Fredonia Academy of the same state.
"A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons" by Elizabeth Whitney Williams
James Whitcomb, L. R., 1855 JESSE D. BRIGHT.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, September, 1851" by Various
Express messengers in the far West carrying gold did not have to wait long for a Jesse James.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
My room that night was unique in more ways than one and would have been punishment enough for Jesse James himself.
"Ocean to Ocean on Horseback" by Willard Glazier
In his mid-teens JESSE JAMES joined the Confederate raiders led by William Quantrill.
"The Civil War Centennial Handbook" by William H. Price
In the year 1843 there came from New York to the village of Burlington, Racine county, an eccentric young lawyer named James Jesse Strang.
"Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
But none of the Jesse James stuff for me, please.
"The Money Gods" by Ellery H. Clark
He think he was Jesse James, I raikon.
"Whilomville Stories" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

This song was made by Billy Gashade,
As soon as the news did arrive,
He said there was no man with the law in his hand
Could take Jesse James when alive.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
It was on a Saturday night, Jesse was at home,
Talking to his family brave,
Robert Ford came along like a thief in the night,
And laid Jesse James in his grave.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
Jesse James was a lad who killed many a man.
He robbed the Glendale train.
He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor,
He’d a hand and a heart and a brain.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
It was Robert Ford, that dirty little coward,
I wonder how he does feel,
For he ate of Jesse’s bread and he slept in Jesse’s bed,
Then he laid Jesse James in his grave.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
It was on a Wednesday night, the moon was shining bright,
He stopped the Glendale train,
And the people all did say for many miles away,
It was robbed by Frank and Jesse James.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas
The people held their breath when they heard of Jesse’s death,
And wondered how he ever came to die,
It was one of the gang called little Robert Ford,
That shot Jesse James on the sly.
"Jesse James" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Reality stars and mutual ink-lovers Kat Von D and Jesse James have again called off their engagement and gone their separate ways.
So we know that Kat Von D and Jesse James broke up.
Well she got a tattoo of Jesse under her arm, and the creepy thing is, it is of a 10 year old Jesse James .
Kat Von D and Jesse James split (Pictures).
Jesse James and Kat Von D arrive her Wonderland Gallery Opening on Sept 2, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif. (CBS) Jesse James and Kat Von D have broken off their engagement.
Jesse James , Kat Von D Call Off Engagement.
Jesse James and Kat Von D.(X17 Online).
Kat Von D and Jesse James in happier times.
Jesse James , the red-carpet villain of 2010, and fiancee Kat Von D, reports People.
Jesse James being a total DB.
COLUMBIA — William Jesse James , known as Jesse, of Lupus died of cancer at his home on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010.
Kat Von D Says on Twitter She's Dating Jesse James , Later Deletes Post.
Jonathan Groff, who starred on Broadway in "Spring Awakening," is now better known for his recurring role as Jesse St James on "Glee.".
Kat Von D broke up with Jesse James last September, but she's still feeling the pain.
Kat Von D, left, posted an Instagram composite shot, right, on Friday after starting laser removal of a tattoo of young Jesse James, her ex-fiance.
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