tobacco road


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tobacco road

n. Informal
A poverty-stricken rural community.

[After Tobacco Road, , a novel by Erskine Caldwell.]
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You listen to The Beat Don't Feel The Same, that was the '90s French house I was hearing when I was working at Catapult and then you have Tobacco Road, which is a classic rock 'n' roll track which my dad would play in the house when I was growing up.
Wilkerson has long been a proponent of smoke-free apartment living and says the aura of Tobacco Road had little influence on the company's decision to begin converting properties several years ago.
Tennant, American Cigarette Industry, 15-16; Tate, "In the 1880s," 110; Tate, "Potholes on Tobacco Road," 31; Dillow, "Thank You for Not Smoking," 96; Wolfson, Fight Against Big Tobacco, 19-20.
After more than five exciting years, locally owned Tobacco Road Tours and Transportation will enrich its offerings into the area it knows best - the City of Raleigh.
That's not stopping the bad blood from flowing on Wednesday night when the Tobacco Road Rivalry continues at the Dean E.
Tobacco Road looks a solid pick for the Richard Hannon team in the Reheat Nursery Stakes.
I've posted this before, but here is Brown, of UNC, bringing his Brooklyn beef with Art Heyman down to Tobacco Road.
I've still got Ramsey Lewis's Tobacco Road album given to me by photographer Athol Buxton and the Procul Harum, Cream and Small Faces' singles left on my desk by reporter Gerald Radcliffe.
This is small-town middle-class southern life as opposed to the Gothic, as opposed to Tobacco Road, as opposed to plantation life.
The return of Fishman to the fold is not the only reunion Hugh has enjoyed of late, however; recently returned from a tour of the west coast of the United States, it was in LA where Hugh managed to hook up with his old mate, Richard Thompson (the pair were both in a school band called Emile & The Detectives) for a one-off performance of the Nashville Teens hit Tobacco Road.
Two earlier novels dealing substantially with the same material--Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying--can, I believe, be drawn upon to illuminate and give us perspective for Miss O'Connor's dramatic revelation.
Edited by Carolina native and Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers' Network Ed Southern, Sports in the Carolinas: From Death Valley to Tobacco Road collects vignettes from the amazing history of Carolina sports and athletes--from Olympic medal winners to championship boxers to NASCAR racers, pro wrestlers and much more.

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