One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]often as adjective flue-cured
Cure (tobacco) using heat from pipes or flues connected to a furnace.
- ‘His flue-curing barn, a huge oven built out of bamboo, clay, straw, and water buffalo dung, is the last one standing in Baay a Bassit, a village nestled among bamboo groves near the town of Batac.’
- ‘It seems that mineralization of soil N during late growth stages might contribute to high N contents and nicotine concentrations in flue-cured tobacco.’
- ‘At this point of balance, speaking about Chinese smokers who are already in the habit of smoking Chinese style flue-cured tobacco, the choice is for low tar, low hazard cigarettes.’
- ‘The company repeatedly showed signs of creativity, including introducing flue-cured tobacco to its South Georgia service territory and installing primitive wind generators on its cabooses for electric lighting.’
- ‘Once the world's largest exporter of flue-cured tobacco, this year's crop is expected to be just 1/4 of the crop in 2000.’
- ‘‘Our company will support the establishment of tree nurseries by individual growers to raise and plant trees for their crop flue-cured tobacco this coming growing season 2004 / 05,’ Mr Rusch said.’
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