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three days

[from the arrangement by which slaves worked three days a week for their masters then three days a week for their masters then three days for themselves during this period] n. the period of apprenticeship preceding emancipation (1834 to 1837): 1888 One of his daughters told me she was married during the "three days" (Powles 251).

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Last update: 2011-06-22 20:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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