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  • 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."

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