They moved out into old fields, grown with sedge and sassafras, here and there dwarf pines.
They lay across the road, or to either hand in the melancholy fields of sedge.
So the sedge which lines the banks knows hardly any disturbance until the fishermen come with their nets.
The rest of High Bar is only a few acres of sedge and marsh.
There was a lot of wild-fowl sheltering in the sedge, chiefly wild ducks, and water-hens.
One of the lower terraces had become a wild mere of sedge and reeds.
Nests are placed within a few feet of water in cattail, rush, sedge, and willow.
Already it had cleared the sedge, and was floating out in open water.
I used willow and pine brush and throwed corn stalks and sedge grass on them.
Moreover, the sedge was so thick, that it was with difficulty they could use their oars.
"coarse grass-like plant growing in wet places," Old English secg "sedge, reed, rush," from Proto-Germanic *sagjoz (cf. Low German segge, German Segge), probably from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (see section (n.) and cf. Old English secg, identical in form but meaning "sword;" and cf. German schwertel-gras "sedge" from schwert "sword"), on notion of plant with "cutting" leaves (cf. etymological sense of gladiolus). Old Irish seisg, Welsh hesgreed "rush" might represent a similar sense development from the same root. Often spelled seg, segg until present form triumphed early 1900s.