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Locofoco Lo`co*fo"co, n. [Of uncertain etymol.; perh. for L.
loco foci instead of fire; or, according to Bartlett, it was
called so from a self-lighting cigar, with a match
composition at the end, invented in 1834 by John Marck of New
York, and called by him locofoco cigar, in imitation of the
word locomotive, which by the uneducated was supposed to
1. A friction match. [U.S.]
2. A nickname formerly given to a member of the Democratic
Note: The name was first applied, in 1834, to a portion of
the Democratic party, because, at a meeting in Tammany
Hall, New York, in which there was great diversity of
sentiment, the chairman left his seat, and the lights
were extinguished, for the purpose of dissolving the
meeting; when those who were opposed to an adjournment
produced locofoco matches, rekindled the lights,
continued the meeting, and accomplished their object.
Meaning of Locofoco from wikipedia
- The Locofocos
(also Loco Focos
or Loco-focos) were a faction
of the United States Democratic Party
from 1835 until
the mid-1840s. The faction...
- limited liability
and eminent domain
railroads. The radical
" wing of his party represented farmers
and other rural
voters, who sought...
- Mill, in 1864. In the summer
of 1829, Bryant invited William
Leggett, the Locofoco
Democrat, to write
for the paper. There, in addition
drew on the American members
of the radical Equal Rights Party
"). This organization launched
the "Patriot War", which
- who had come from an array
factions, including Working
Democrats, Free Soil Democrats, Free Soil Whigs, anti-slavery Know Nothings...
to the small Equal Rights Party
(known more po****rly as the Locofocos
). The small party emerged
in 1836 in New York with a platform
the Democratic Party
in New York City at the time that the Locofoco reformers
attempted, unsuccessfully, to take it over. He was one of the...
Wood, and a breakaway faction
of radicals known
. When the Locofocos formed
an independent Equal Rights
Party, Wood remained
- City elections. The party
was the progenitor, to some extent, of the Locofocos
(Philadelphia) Byrdsall, Fitzwilliam
- spokesman amongst
was William Leggett
of the Locofocos
in New York City. Opposition
– In particular, the Jacksonians...