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2008-07-26 03:00:27

By Ken Lauterstein klauters@aol.com 703-723-3973 The International Tobacco Growers Association describes tobacco as "the world's most widely cultivated non-food crop." While the total amount of tobacco farmed in Virginia continues to decrease (25,000 acres in 2005), it still is ranked No. 1 for cash receipts for a Virginia crop ($89,523,000). The tobacco harvest is decreasing in Virginia partly because of health concerns and because manufacturers (cigarette companies) are importing...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'