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cotton-picking

An intensifier used to express one's anger or frustration. Oh, he's just a cotton-picking fool—don't listen to a word he says!

cotton-picking

and cotton-pickin’
mod. worthless; damned. (Folksy.) Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?
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i]): Cotton fiber is very sensitive to water, when the rain and snow weather, if you are not able to remove moisture timely, can also cause cotton color yellow, the lower the quality, but in the cotton picking period, in the rain and snow weather situation, showing sporadic characteristics, even if there is rain, has little effect on the quality of cotton in grade sunny conditions.
A number of features of the labour arrangements around cotton picking are associated with farmers' need for an assured supply of continuous labour.
sowing, thinning, weeding, hoeing, harvesting and cotton picking, aimed to support their families.
At farms female workers work under extreme climate/scorching heat during cotton picking and wheat harvesting seasons.
The purpose of this project was to provide alternate job skills training to the youngsters in replacement of health hazard job of cotton picking in these areas.
12 YEARS A SLAVE (15) BRITISH star Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a real life 1840s' upstate New Yorker tricked and sold into a life of chains and cotton picking.
He plays Solomon Northup, an upstate New Yorker tricked and sold in Washington into a life of chains and cotton picking - but who retains his well-bred dignity.
Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is an upstate New Yorker, a free man who is tricked and sold in Washington into a life of chains and cotton picking - but who retains his well-bred dignity against insurmountable odds.
He examines this history in a loosely chronological manner, though many of the chapters focus on particular industries that employed child labor, from cotton picking and milling, to mining and newspaper distribution, and therein chart their respective development.
After cotton picking, the cotton was slashed and incorporated into the beds with a disc-hiller.
Farmers have also introduced approved cotton picking bags and are grading cotton at the farm, a practice successfully adopted in Senegal.
There is also a growth in demand for specialised equipment for operations such as cotton picking or sugar-cane harvesting.
Late sowing amid delayed sugarcane crushing, extended cotton picking, unfavourable weather (rising temperatures at further compounded the impact of water shortages pre-harvesting period) and weakened wheat seed size led to decline in the yield in Punjab.
It's like the cotton picking of the Civil War: the South cotton is bad; the North is OK.
has announced it will acquire Israeli cotton picking machinery manufacturer, BHC.