Highlights from the Handy-Book #7

Maine Law. Maine was the first State which by an act of its Legislature (1851) placed a stringent prohibition on the sale of intoxicating drinks. Hence the term is often used colloquially as a designation of prohibitory laws in general, as one would say, ‘Kansas, or Iowa, has adopted a 'Maine’ law.’”

Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities (1892)