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  • n. Plural form of boll.


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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • As Paul Craig Roberts, who has more cajones (bolls) than a whole truckload of

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  • He broke off a handful of the hardened bolls and pocketed them in his denim jacket, turning his wind-sore face back towards the promised shelter of his truck.

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  • The air conditioning was cold, and out the tinted windows of the rental Chevy, heat waves shivered the furrowed fields, the stalks browned with October but the bolls swollen, wisps of cotton bursting free like torn feather pillows.

    For A Day

  • *Haz much funz whakin da troll bolls wif kroak quay mallit…*

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