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cutting grass

noun
1.
a W African name for cane rat (sense 1)
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  • Others also were employed in cutting grass, and bringing in wood for fuel.

    The Circassian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • She shares in the work, guiding the oxen, cutting grass, even working on the road with hoe and basket.

  • While cutting grass in the jungle, with a blanket on his back, the day being rainy, he had been attacked by a tiger from the rear.

  • We spent two very busy days in Refuge harbour, cutting grass and wood, and filling up our water casks.

    Peter Biddulph W.H.G. Kingston
  • She was cutting grass in that same swale across which, a month before, had been tracked the deep-planted, laboured footprints.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • It seems curious to a foreigner to see these apparent gentlemen following the plough or cutting grass.

    Visit to Iceland Ida Pfeiffer
  • A man that once was cutting grass and herding cattle earning his bread by the sweat of his brow is now Prince Fortunatus.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill
  • They are cutting grass and wheat on the battle-fields of Austerlitz and Sedan and Waterloo.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • By cutting grass and stripping off birch leaves she had thus far managed each year to give Bliros, their cow, enough to eat.

    Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud
  • Thus the vastly increased facilities for cutting grass necessitated new means for taking care of it when cut.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle

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