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Tammany

(St.). Tammany was of the Delaware nation in the seventeenth century, and became a chief, whose rule was wise and pacific. He was chosen by the American democrats as their tutelary saint. His day is May 1st. Cooper calls him Tammenund, but the correct word is Tamanend.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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