The eerie hulls of burnt-out cars up the road had been creepy even to Brady.
Cotton seed hulls constitute about half the weight of the ginned seed.
For a long time these shells or hulls, as they are called, were burned at oil mills for fuel, 22 tons being held equal to a cord of wood, and 43 tons to a ton of coal.
The hulls thus burned produced an ash containing an average of 9% of phosphoric acid and 24% of potash - a very valuable fertilizer in itself, and one eagerly sought by growers of tobacco and vegetables.
It was not long, however, before the stock-feeder in the South found that cotton seed hulls were an excellent substitute for hay.
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