While illegal drugs usually enter prison a couple of grams at a time, tobacco is introduced in bulk.
People used matches to light kerosene lamps, gas heaters, stoves, and, of course, tobacco.
My grandfather lived fast and large—he liked his liquor and his tobacco, and he was also an ace gambler.
But Howe worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, and Firearms—an agency at virtual war with Louis Freeh's FBI.
And it seemed that alcohol and tobacco worked together in toxic synergy to produce the malignancy.
There was nothing but tobacco and pipe in the outside pockets of his coat.
The women asked them for tobacco, as Achang interpreted the requests.
tobacco and live-stock are exported from Montenegro to Austria.
O'Brien started a tobacco store in Dublin, where he still is.
It is useless to tell you that I had my pipe, and that the tobacco in Athens is better than yours.
1580s, from Spanish tabaco, in part from an Arawakan (probably Taino) language of the Caribbean, said to mean "a roll of tobacco leaves" (according to Las Casas, 1552) or "a kind of pipe for smoking tobacco" (according to Oviedo, 1535). Scholars of Caribbean languages lean toward Las Casas' explanation. But Spanish tabaco (also Italian tabacco) was a name of medicinal herbs from early 15c., from Arabic tabbaq, attested since 9c. as the name of various herbs. So the word may be a European one transferred to an American plant. The West Indian island of Tobago was said to have been named by Columbus in 1498 from Haitian tambaku "pipe," in reference to the native custom of smoking dried tobacco leaves [Room].
Cultivation in France began 1556 with an importation of seed by Andre Thevet; introduced in Spain 1558 by Francisco Fernandes. Tobacco Road as a mythical place representative of rural Southern U.S. poverty is from the title of Erskine Caldwell's 1932 novel.