from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of tobaco: same as cavendish.
  • noun An impure quality of South American india-rubber, entering commerce in the form of large balls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An inferior commercial variety of India rubber made up into round masses.


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  • This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. wouldn't want to rename negrohead mountain blackhead mountain either. or Big Mac mountain. or Buffet Line Mountain. on and on.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • A Virginia tobacco-factory checkmates that innocent tipple with "negrohead" and "navy twist."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

  • Black Tom's, to the front, presented the appearance of a fourth-rate saloon, devoted to Kanaka seamen, dirt, negrohead tobacco, bad cigars, worse gin, and guitars and banjos in a state of decline.

    The Wrecker

  • When that was over, the younger of our entertainers brought out a cigar-box, and gave me a cigar, made of negrohead she said, which would quell an elephant in six whiffs.

    The Social History of Smoking

  • He took out his black pipe and was going to fill it with negrohead, when, looking at the tangle of tobacco in his hand, he seemed to think it might perplex the thread of his narrative.

    Great Expectations

  • When that was over, Lady B brought out a cigar box, and gave me a cigar, made of negrohead she said, which would quell an elephant in six whiffs.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • And then, he thought, it would be simply delightful to sit in a room in a quiet farmhouse and hear the gentle moaning of calves and the cheerful cackle of exultant hens, as he wrote items in a book about eggs and things, and drink buttermilk, instead of toiling in the ill-smelling trade-room on board the _Palestine_, bottling off Queensland rum and opening tierces of negrohead tobacco, while the brig was either standing on her head or rolling her soul out, and Packenham the skipper was using shocking language to everyone on deck.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899


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