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cotton press

  1. a press for baling cotton.
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Origin of cotton press

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Historical Examples of cotton press

  • Then we ran off to the cotton-press to see the last bales pressed.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878


  • The view from the turret of the Cotton-press is much more advantageous.

  • One man he put into a cotton-press, and turned the screw till life was extinct.

    The Iron Furnace

    John H. Aughey