Tobacco Mosaic: Lexicon and The Sharecroppers

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Tobacco Mosaic: Lexicon and The Sharecroppers

by Davis McCombs
Southern Cultures, Vol. 15, No. 1: Spring 2009

"He crouched in the shade of the barn, thinking and mumbling, and the wind ripped the words from his mouth . . ."

The people are talking about budworms; they are talking
about aphids and thrips. Under the bluff at Dismal Rock,
there where the spillway foams and simmers,
they are fishing and talking about pounds and allotments;
they are saying white burley, lugs and cutters.