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A.Word.A.Day--tobacco road

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tobacco road (tuh-BAK-oh road) noun

A poverty-stricken rural community.

[After Tobacco Road (1932), a novel by Erskine Preston Caldwell (1903-1987).]

"Judging by the faded overalls he recently wore to work, Red Hat's lawyer, Dave Shumannfang, seems to have forgotten he's not a farmer along Tobacco Road." Chris Burritt, Red Hat Software riding rising popularity of Linux, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 28 Mar 1999.

This week's theme: words or phrases from the titles of fictional works.

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apologize, v.i.: To lay the foundation for a future offence. -Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1906)


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