2. another sitter: The term may have been popularized during the California Gold Rush of 1849. The first recorded use is from 1853 in a Texas context. It comes from the notion of justice proceeding "by leaps". Funnily enough, the term is considered an Americanism. Id.
3. This is a term that refers to a politically unstable country dependent upon limited agriculture. As a political science term it is a descriptor first used by the American writer O. Henry in Cabbages and Kings in 1904, a book of related short stories derived from his residence in Honduras, where he was hiding from the U.S. law for bank embezzlement in the U.S. The concept originated with the introduction of a certain fruit to Europe in 1870, by Captain Lorenzo D. Baker who initially bought the fruit in Jamaica and sold them in Boston at a 1,000 percent profit. Id.