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- n. Tobacco placed between cheek and gum to allow nicotine absorption through internal membranes.
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In Baltimore, a few days later, Gossage came on in relief of Ron Guidry, who had accidentally swallowed his chewing tobacco and become nauseous.
"I should think it's opo - DEVIL," said a lanky swell, who was leaning back in a chair with his heels upon the back of another, and chewing tobacco as if for a wager; "it stinks enough to kill or cure twenty men.
It was a long face, sUn-cured and leathery, with a broken pug nose at center, a thin-lipped mouth, and an oversized jaw the kind of mandibular development you get from chewing tobacco or gritting your teeth.
There was a bottle of Daly's Best Bookkeeping Ink, red, and another of black; a little round cardboard box of steel pen nibs; three wooden penholders, all of them chewed at the ends; a scrap of red-and-black-stained rag obviously used as a pen wiper; five unused long blue envelopes; a tan rectangle of chewing tobacco marked with a red metal star; and a folded sheet of paper.
Some talked of gray, be-whiskered hordes who were advancing with relentless curses and chewing tobacco with unspeakable valor; tremendous bodies of fierce soldiery who were sweeping along like the Huns.
He reminds me of some of the hardscrabble New Englanders who haunt convenience stores for refills of chewing tobacco and worship the late Dale Earn-hardt.