Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of boll.

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Examples

  • The payment is mainly in "bolls" of meal and malt.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • One problem is that many of the cotton plants were near maturity and the developed cotton bolls--the pods that hold the fiber--made them top heavy, so they were blown over in the high winds.

    Cotton Futures Soar on Hurricane's Damage

  • As long as the cotton bolls aren't knocked over, a couple of sunny days after the storm should allow the harvest to continue.

    Tropical Storm Don moves closer to Texas

  • As long as the cotton bolls aren't knocked over, a couple of sunny days after the storm should allow the harvest to continue.

    Tropical Storm Don moves closer to Texas

  • Picking was tough, especially when the frost would start biting the bolls.

    Good Fortune

  • When I first started fieldwork, I admired the folks who could pull that cotton out of the bolls with a single hand, a single swipe, their eyes set somewhere else.

    Good Fortune

  • Picking was tough, especially when the frost would start biting the bolls.

    Good Fortune

  • My young hands would clumsily snap a branch and struggle to pull the picked cotton out of the brown bolls and get it into my sack.

    Good Fortune

  • My young hands would clumsily snap a branch and struggle to pull the picked cotton out of the brown bolls and get it into my sack.

    Good Fortune

  • When I first started fieldwork, I admired the folks who could pull that cotton out of the bolls with a single hand, a single swipe, their eyes set somewhere else.

    Good Fortune

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