“Fighting Mad” from History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion by “Buck Private” McCollum (1921).
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Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
That, and it means that she actually knew how to box properly. We should all be so badass.