- n the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
- Before the appearance of the boll weevil, the American cotton crop had reached 16,000,000 bales in one season.
- In the deep South last week, boll weevils began to stir for their attack upon the 1930 cotton crop.
- Once a "boll weevil" Democratic opponent of Bill Clinton, Shelby became a Republican in November 1994, helping the GOP cement its hold on the Senate at a crucial moment.
- Jimi Hendrix in Forbes
Definitely, the boll weevil was a bad boy,said Kevin Hendrix, a fourth-generation farmer who harvests cotton outside Statesboro in eastern Georgia. "We're sure glad he's gone."
- Mike Pence in Washington Post
We also will attempt to restart the old GOP-Boll Weevil coalition that proved so successful in the 1980s to advance President Reagan's revolution,Pence said. "There are Blue Dog Democrats that want to balance the budget, address our...
- Raffi Torres in USA Today
I was fortunate enough to get some room,Torres said. "Boll made a pretty good play to get it up to me. I had some speed going in on Roli and I was fortunate enough to get it past him."