The boll-weevil is a beetle about a quarter of an inch in length.
The boll-weevil, like the legal and medical professions, thrives upon the follies of humanity.
They seemed to have the pip, or glanders, or boll-weevil, or something unpleasant.
The control of the boll-weevil is considered one of the most serious problems confronting the agricultural men of the country.
A conservative Southern Democrat who votes with Republicans in Congress
[1900s+; fr the insidious reputation of the boll weevil, an insect that eats cotton bolls]