Many attempts have been made to spin the silky threads of the cotton-grass which grows abundantly on the Scotch lowlands.
The foam rested in flakes on the rushes where it hung and fluttered like tufts of cotton-grass.
The cup had an inwardly reflected rim, was made of stems of cotton-grass, and was well insulated with 15 mm of down feathers.
The third nest, containing six fresh eggs, was at the edge of a clump of cotton-grass and was exposed from directly above.
A child presented me with a bunch of cotton-grass, gathered on the moors not far from the Roman-Wall.