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gist
used in 1776

2 uses
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Definition
the main point(s) of a more detailed matter

or:

law:  the grounds for a legal action
  • Then, he and Major Mordecai Gist and no more than 250 Marylanders attacked Cornwallis in a headlong, valiant effort to cover the retreat of the others and perhaps even break through the redcoats who had established their line on the Gowanus Road beside a stone farmhouse.
    p. 177.3
  • The morning after, Mordecai Gist and nine others crossed into the camps.
    p. 182.5

There are no more uses of "gist" in 1776.

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