Boll sentence example
The damage may be only slight, or the entire boll may ripen prematurely and become dry and dead.
The boll worm is most destructive in the south-western states, where the damage done is said to vary from 2 to 60% of the crop. Taking a low average of 4%, the annual loss due to the pest is estimated at about 1 - 2,500,000, and it occupies second place amongst the serious cotton pests of the U.S.A. The boll worm is widely spread through the tropical and temperate zones.
Of this total no less than $40,000,000 (8,000,000) is credited to a small beetle, the cotton boll weevil, and to two caterpillars.
No certain remedy is known for the destruction on a commercial scale of the boll weevil, but every effort has been made in the United States to check the advance of the insect, to ascertain and encourage its natural enemies, and to propagate races of cotton which resist its attacks.
The Egyptian boll worm (Earias insulana) is the most important insect pest in Egypt and occurs also in other parts of Africa.Advertisement
Special interest attaches to experiments made in the United States to endeavour to raise races of cotton resistant to the boll weevil.
See Ada Sanctorum, Boll.
See generally Franz Boll, Sphaera (Leipzig, 1903); also the bibliographies to ASTROLOGY and BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN RELIGION.
For orography and geology see an article by P. Verri in Boll.
The cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), a small grey weevil often called the Mexican boll weevil, is the most serious pest of cotton in the United States, where the damage done by it in 1907 was estimated at about £5,000,000.Advertisement
The Indians in part of Guatemala raise cotton, although the boll weevil is abundant.
Mr Cook also found that the boll weevil was attacked, killed and eaten by an ant-like creature, the " kelep."
In some instances a slight difference in the shape, mode of opening, &c., of the boll prevents this, and accordingly seed is selected from bolls which suffer least under the particular adverse conditions.
The fruit or boll is round, containing five cells, each of which is again divided into two, thus forming ten divisions, each of which contains a single seed.
The researches of Bouche-Leclercq, Cumont and Boll have enabled us to fix with a considerable degree of definiteness the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the period when Babylonian astrology began its triumphal march to the west, invading the domain of Greek and Roman culture and destined to exercise a strong hold on all nations and groups - more particularly in Egypt - that came within the sphere of Greek and Roman influence.Advertisement
That part of Gilmerton possessed by Mungo Short, are 4 bolls of barley, and 1 bolls of barley, and 1 boll of oats.
BloodRayne. This is another film directed by Uwe Boll (see below for his other fine works).
Directors like Uwe Boll have created movies based on video games, but the fan response has typically not been that great.
Indian boll worms include the same species, and the closely related Earias fabia, which also occurs in Egypt.