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  • In one end of the long room was the huge pile of seed-cotton which was to pass through the rollers as the first step toward its preparation for the market.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • _ Uncle Nat, who has carried the plantation keys for forty years, giving out all the allowance for people and creatures, and has done no field work for that length of time, has had an acre and a half of cotton this year, and has raised the largest proportion, six hundred pounds seed-cotton per acre, of any one on the place.

    Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868)

  • In it the fibre is picked from the seed by means of saw-teeth projecting through slits in the side of the chamber in which the seed-cotton is placed.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Behind each of these machines stands a man or woman with one ever-moving foot upon the treadle-board, feeding the seed-cotton from

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • I can't even raise me a crop of my own, because I ain't got no mule in the first place, and besides that, won't nobody let me have seed-cotton and guano on credit.

    Tobacco Road

  • He had decided that he could at least burn over the fields, even if he did not yet know how he could get a mule and seed-cotton and guano.

    Tobacco Road

  • No longer was there anything. he could mortgage when the time came each spring to buy seed-cotton and guano; the automobile had been turned down at the junk yard in Augusta.

    Tobacco Road

  • I'm going to raise me a big crop of cotton this year, if I can get hold of some seed-cotton and guano.

    Tobacco Road

  • Each year at that season he made a new effort to break the ground and to find means of buying seed-cotton and guano on credit from the merchants in Fuller.

    Tobacco Road

  • Last year we let some of you farmers have seed-cotton and guano on credit, and when fall came there was durn little cotton made, and what there was didn't bring more than seven cents, middling grade.

    Tobacco Road


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