Cotton-press

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cotton-press a press for compressing cotton into bales
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. coton—Ar. qutun.

Usage

In literature:

On the ground where we were standing had been erected several large steam cotton presses, built to compress cotton for the blockade runners.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
On the ground where we were standing had been erected several large steam cotton presses, built to compress cotton for the blockade runners.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
Then throw away the flower-leaves, carefully press out the oil from the cotton, and put it into a small bottle for use.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
You had to jump in dem old cotton presses and tread de cotton down by hand.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A lot of people say you couldn't make a wooden cotton press that would pack a bale of cotton.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Some of de time, dey put em in de screw box what dey press bales of cotton wid.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Both England and France would intervene when the cotton famine began to press.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
De menfolks said dey hitched up mules to run it, and dat dey had a cotton press inside de ginhouse.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Then we ran off to the cotton-press to see the last bales pressed.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
COTTON-PRESS YARD, NEW ORLEANS.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
This is made by dipping sheet cotton in pure, liquid beeswax and pressing out all extra wax.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
When the gold is pressed into the impressions of the tools with the pad of cotton-wool, they should be plainly visible through it.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Is he away up on Benjamin street, close to the river, among the cotton-presses?
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Negroes are also employed in the glass works, cotton presses and transfer yards.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
REPRESS'ING-MACHINE', a machine for making pressed bricks: a press for compressing cotton bales.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)" by Various
There are cotton presses and ginning factories.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Tobacco Screws and Presses for Cotton, Tobacco and Hay as well as machinery generally, are also made here.
"The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852" by Ben Casseday
One man he put into a cotton-press, and turned the screw till life was extinct.
"The Iron Furnace" by John H. Aughey
There are two cotton-mills and several ginning and pressing factories.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
The principal industries are the ginning, pressing and weaving of cotton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

In recognition of his leadership in California agriculture, and his accomplishments in cotton production, Don Cameron, Helm, Calif, was selected as winner of the 2012 Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award for the Western states.
It's hard to believe that Delta Farm Press will soon begin the process of selecting our 17th High Cotton Award winner.
Sep 3, 2009 From the National Cotton Council Delta Farm Press.
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