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potato patch

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potato patch

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Here and there on the slopes which faced them a cotter's hovel stood solitary in its potato patch or its plot of oats.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • She wished she could find out what he was going to do in the potato patch.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug Arthur Scott Bailey
  • He let his eye rove about the place as one who regards, big-eyed, hogs in the potato patch.

  • We were in the middle of a potato patch, in somebody's back yard.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints Walter Prichard Eaton
  • He was no half-acre farmer, but a worker of hundreds of acres; an' my little homestead was only a potato patch alongside of his.

    McClure's Magazine December, 1895 Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
  • At the bottom of the hill they had gone over a wall into a potato patch.

  • "All right," said Zeke, remembering his potato patch and looking ruefully at the ascending sun as he hurried back to his work.

    The Graysons Edward Eggleston
  • Near by was a potato patch which he entered hoping to get some of them.

  • Our first visit at Nieuport was to the Tower of the Templars, a huge square pile of brick standing in the midst of a potato patch.

    The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
  • There was a potato patch on the face of the hill, with evidence of recent digging.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung

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