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marsh grass

Origin of marsh grass
1875-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Dallas helped her through a hindering weave of pond-weeds and lilies, and laid her upon some marsh-grass beyond.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • A league and a league of marsh-grass, waist-high, broad in the blade.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • The arch-pirate himself came charging out of the marsh-grass in time to witness this lamentable disaster.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • When heavy rains fell, the old woman stuffed it with marsh-grass.

    Our Little Irish Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • This marsh-grass is found in marshy places such as ditches and channels in paddy fields, ponds and tanks.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
  • Then, alluding to a heifer of Timmins's which had bloated on marsh-grass the day before, he added, "The beastie didna die?"

  • Next morning she again traveled the winding path that skirted the marsh-grass and bulrushes, this time on the pinto.

  • The nests are usually placed over water in tufts of marsh-grass or flags.

  • It was drawn partly up over some marsh-grass, and they easily dislodged it.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • So the three set the skiff in motion, skirting the marsh-grass, till they came to where a narrow channel opened inland.

    The Voodoo Gold Trail Walter Walden

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