It is to boats of this description that Isaiah probably refers in the " vessels of bulrushes upon the waters " (xviii.
By "ark," is used in the Old Testament (I) of the box made of bulrushes in which Pharaoh's daughter found the infant Moses (Exodus ii.
The materials used are numerous; but the principal substances are straw, the bulrushes Typha elephantine and T.
The swamps covered with flax and giant bulrushes were often redeemed to the eye by sheets of golden-plumed toe-toe, a kind of pampas grass.
At intervals the trees lost their icy covering, and the bulrushes and underbrush were bare; but the lake lay frozen and hard beneath the sun.