This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

grass

Head Word icon
grass

grass Sentence Examples

  • She made grass grow.

    80
    57
  • He brushed some grass from her back.

    45
    9
  • The boy played on the grass near by.

    43
    85
  • Grass tickled her toes.

    41
    88
  • Your ass is grass and I'm a lawn mower.

    33
    25
  • He made no bones about the fact that my ass is grass and he's a lawn mower.

    29
    21
  • I can make grass grow!

    28
    20
  • She tugged the heavy door open by its old iron handle and gazed into a large square of grass, a courtyard, around which many similar rooms with heavy doors were arranged.

    20
    20
  • Then his front wheel twisted violently and he knew the tire had blown a second before he hit the sand at the shoulder and felt himself twisting and rolling in the grass and sharp rocks at the edge of the roadside.

    17
    17
  • No, it's daylight and I can see all the squiggly little things in the grass just fine.

    12
    7
  • He plucked a strand of grass and stuck it in his mouth.

    12
    7
  • You've already got new grass coming up in some areas.

    11
    32
  • Grass roots efforts to assist people in need.

    10
    7
  • They halted in front of a dome shaped dwelling with a grass cover.

    9
    11
  • The grass around the creek was new, giving it a velvety look.

    8
    10
  • The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?

    8
    18
  • Grass tickled her feet, and she glanced down at the swath of green beneath her.

    7
    3
  • Grass had sprung up from boulders she touched, and she'd felt truly a part of her world for once in her life.

    7
    3
  • The patches of grass were splinters of wood, and where neither grass nor sawdust showed was a solid wooden flooring.

    7
    7
  • Water was dripping from the trees, and the grass was wet.

    7
    11
  • Before he gave his Immortal soul to death, he.d never noticed how sweet the air was or how the grass sang as the wind whipped through it.

    6
    5
  • The planet's energy warmed her, ran through her and into him, and grass grew beneath her feet.

    5
    1
  • She glanced down absently at the tickle of grass against her feet.

    5
    5
  • She hacked at a piece of grass with the hoe.

    5
    5
  • Darian glimpsed an orchard with flowering trees and emerald grass as he ducked his head through the portal.

    5
    6
  • Some things never changed, like the blue sky, the sun orb, the grass and oceans.

    5
    7
  • No, a different world completely, but similar in that it has a sun, moon, oceans, grass, and stuff.

    5
    7
  • Suddenly, she fell, just as quickly landing in a field with waist-high grass and a bright yellow sun overhead.

    5
    7
  • If there was grass, there was bound to be water somewhere.

    4
    4
  • Dropping to the ground, she plucked a piece of grass and tucked it between her lips as she leaned back against the old apple tree.

    4
    5
  • Sometimes I rose at dawn and stole into the garden while the heavy dew lay on the grass and flowers.

    4
    5
  • The withered grass and the bushes were transformed into a forest of icicles.

    4
    5
  • It settled into the grass near the prisoner's feet.

    3
    2
  • Her feet were cold on the wooden floor, and she'd caught herself looking down many times to see if she made grass grow here, too.

    3
    2
  • Grass tickled her knees, and she shifted, agitated by water and grass.

    3
    3
  • She snatched the piece of grass from her mouth and scrambled to her feet, feeling the blood burning her neck and cheeks.

    3
    3
  • Lines had been drawn on the grass, large squares like those used for wrestling, with a circle in the center.

    3
    4
  • She planted her hand on the red ground and counted to ten, until she felt the tickle of blades of grass beneath her hand.

    3
    4
  • He thought she would cry but instead she lay back on the grass, arms beneath her head, and after a time, began naming the shapes of the clouds passing across the sky.

    3
    4
  • The rabbit leaped into the air, and bolted across the field, his white tail visible above the tall grass with each bound.

    3
    4
  • When he stopped and reached for a tasty looking batch of grass, she pulled his head away and nudged him forward with her knees.

    3
    4
  • A little flock of these titmice came daily to pick a dinner out of my woodpile, or the crumbs at my door, with faint flitting lisping notes, like the tinkling of icicles in the grass, or else with sprightly day day day, or more rarely, in spring-like days, a wiry summery phe-be from the woodside.

    3
    4
  • Warmed by the spring sunshine he sat in the caleche looking at the new grass, the first leaves on the birches, and the first puffs of white spring clouds floating across the clear blue sky.

    3
    4
  • He dragged the Immortal over the grass and concrete into the vacant room beside Sasha.s.

    3
    5
  • The grass, the road, the steps…all were littered with bodies and soaked in blood.

    3
    6
  • If I could eat grass I would not need a conscience, for nothing could then tempt me to devour babies and lambs.

    3
    6
  • She'd thought the planet completely dead, but there was a bright patch of green grass beneath her and the pod.

    2
    2
  • There were two runs, so that grass could grow in one while the other was being used.

    2
    2
  • Carmen broke off a long stem of grass and poked it in her mouth.

    2
    2
  • She vaulted over a low stone wall, landing with a crunch in the dead grass on the other side.

    2
    2
  • Relieved, she focused on the blue skies, yellow suns, and thick emerald grass that reminded her of pictures from a tour book of Ireland.

    2
    3
  • Who the hell could make grass grow?

    2
    3
  • She withdrew the grass from her pocket and held it out as a peace offering, uncertain how to take his mood.

    2
    3
  • A light wind whispered across the grass and a cloud drifted over, blocking the sun from her face.

    2
    3
  • The old Apple tree spread a blanket of shade in the grass beside the pond.

    2
    3
  • Like pieces of white glitter, frost winked back at the sun from the grass and the top of the old farmhouse.

    2
    3
  • Wooden birds fluttered among the trees and wooden cows were browsing upon the wooden grass; but the most amazing things of all were the wooden people--the creatures known as Gargoyles.

    2
    3
  • They'll die down there in the grass, said the third lawyer, whose name I forget.

    2
    3
  • On land only the grass and trees wave, but the water itself is rippled by the wind.

    2
    3
  • The birches with their sticky green leaves were motionless, and lilac-colored flowers and the first blades of green grass were pushing up and lifting last year's leaves.

    2
    3
  • "With young Count Peter, by the Zharov rank grass," answered Simon, smiling.

    2
    3
  • Grass had already begun to grow on the garden paths, and horses and calves were straying in the English park.

    2
    3
  • Sofia followed and dropped into the grass beside Traci.

    2
    4
  • That Kiera would have her ocean, sky, and grass on the new planet?

    2
    4
  • They have green grass, oceans, and blue sky just like us.

    2
    4
  • The latter prey on the various kinds of antelopes which swarm on the grass lands.

    1
    0
  • Grass tickled her feet as she stayed in place too long.

    1
    1
  • Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand.

    1
    1
  • We would talk about the birds and flowers and grass and Jumbo and Pearl.

    1
    1
  • The grass was as green as though it was springtime, and the golden ears of corn gathered together in heaps in the great fields looked very pretty.

    1
    1
  • From the cave we have advanced to roofs of palm leaves, of bark and boughs, of linen woven and stretched, of grass and straw, of boards and shingles, of stones and tiles.

    1
    1
  • By the side of the path, on the dusty dry grass, all sorts of household goods lay in a heap: featherbeds, a samovar, icons, and trunks.

    1
    1
  • She shifted with a grimace and looked down at the brush of grass against her hands.

    1
    2
  • Furious, she threw them and turned to find two of the beings kneeling by the grass, touching them.

    1
    2
  • She walked through the grass with her head down.

    1
    2
  • He plucked a long piece of grass and stuck it in his mouth, gazing reflectively at the wild hills.

    1
    2
  • He pulled the grass from his mouth and studied the end.

    1
    2
  • The little man felt carefully in his pocket and pulled out the tiny piglets, setting them upon the grass one by one, where they ran around and nibbled the tender blades.

    1
    2
  • As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.

    1
    2
  • Robert and I will run and jump and hop and dance and swing and talk about birds and flowers and trees and grass and Jumbo and Pearl will go with us.

    1
    2
  • The cow loves to eat grass as well as girl does bread and butter and milk.

    1
    2
  • Once it chanced that I stood in the very abutment of a rainbow's arch, which filled the lower stratum of the atmosphere, tinging the grass and leaves around, and dazzling me as if I looked through colored crystal.

    1
    2
  • I think that I may warrant you one worm to every three sods you turn up, if you look well in among the roots of the grass, as if you were weeding.

    1
    2
  • Sometimes the well dent is visible, where once a spring oozed; now dry and tearless grass; or it was covered deep--not to be discovered till some late day--with a flat stone under the sod, when the last of the race departed.

    1
    2
  • That curly grass which always grows by country roadsides became clearly visible, still wet with the night's rain; the drooping branches of the birches, also wet, swayed in the wind and flung down bright drops of water to one side.

    1
    2
  • She returned to the garden and sat down on the grass at the foot of the slope by the pond, where no one could see her.

    1
    2
  • When he had ascended the hill and reached the little village street, he saw for the first time peasant militiamen in their white shirts and with crosses on their caps, who, talking and laughing loudly, animated and perspiring, were at work on a huge knoll overgrown with grass to the right of the road.

    1
    2
  • I love life--I love this grass, this earth, this air....

    1
    2
  • She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.

    1
    2
  • A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.

    1
    3
  • Even the bison, to some extent, keeps pace with the seasons cropping the pastures of the Colorado only till a greener and sweeter grass awaits him by the Yellowstone.

    1
    4
  • Prince Andrew lay on his chest with his face in the grass, breathing heavily and noisily.

    1
    4
  • At the dressing stations the grass and earth were soaked with blood for a space of some three acres around.

    1
    7
  • In the ensuing darkness, red and blue lights flashed his shadow on the wet grass.

    0
    0
  • After a while they were riding around the side of a steep hill through tall grass.

    0
    0
  • The three of them walked abreast along a narrow road consisting of no more than two bare strips of dirt in the grass.

    0
    0
  • The adults ignored them, grazing contentedly on the deep grass.

    0
    0
  • He watched the wolf disappear into the tall grass.

    0
    0
  • There are probably a half dozen of them waiting out there in the grass.

    0
    0
  • There was no shadow or footprints even though I seemed to be standing on grass.

    0
    0
  • Alex caught Carmen and they both tumbled to the soft grass.

    0
    0
  • She leaned against a wall, overlooking a stretch of rocky terrain punctuated with patches of yellow-green grass.

    0
    0
  • Go back to the grass!

    0
    0
  • The machete had sliced through his collarbone, and blood spurted from the wound into the courtyard.s grass.

    0
    0
  • She set about wandering the halls once more, pausing to look out of large windows onto expanses of grass.

    0
    0
  • She was too hot to cry, and she curled up on the grass.

    0
    0
  • She motioned to the small patch of grass.

    0
    0
  • Even the ground was beginning to green with new shoots of grass.

    0
    0
  • While not strictly a meat-and-potatoes guy, he felt more comfortable with a meal he could recognize, like the week­day special at Uncle Sally's Galley, not something tiny and exotic, wrapped in dainty strands of imported grass.

    0
    0
  • Ed perked his ears forward and snorted at something in the tall grass.

    0
    0
  • They were in full bloom, their bright yellow blossoms contrasting starkly against the soft green of new grass.

    0
    0
  • A real estate sign advertising a house for sale peeped out from tall grass beside the road.

    0
    0
  • The drive consisted of two tire tracks worn into the grass.

    0
    0
  • Before her, the knee-high grass waved with a slight breeze of warning.

    0
    0
  • How many of the snakes relatives lurked in the grass?

    0
    0
  • She shuddered involuntarily as it slowly uncoiled, stretched across the porch and eventually disappeared off the edge into the tall grass.

    0
    0
  • Behind her lay a path of crushed grass and beyond that, tall weeds and grass.

    0
    0
  • Using the broom to push the grass aside, she carefully made her way back to the porch and sank into the chair.

    0
    0
  • Clara swung it back and forth, clipping the grass off neatly with each stroke.

    0
    0
  • She took aim on a tall bunch of grass and swung the whip like a bat.

    0
    0
  • No matter how hard she swung, the whip never managed to do more than maul the grass.

    0
    0
  • She took a hacking swing at the grass.

    0
    0
  • As the whip continued and reached the peak of its arch, he let it fall again, whipping more grass with the other side of the blade.

    0
    0
  • With side to side swings, he quickly cut a small area of grass.

    0
    0
  • She wrinkled her nose and hacked at the grass again.

    0
    0
  • As the whip came across the grass, it lay over neatly, cut sharply by the whip.

    0
    0
  • He watched with an amused expression as she quickly leveled a small area of grass.

    0
    0
  • She hefted the whip and started working on another area of tall grass.

    0
    0
  • I want to start on this grass early tomorrow morning while it's cool.

    0
    0
  • I hate to tell you this, but you probably got the chiggers while you were cutting the grass.

    0
    0
  • I did manage to get all that grass whacked down.

    0
    0
  • Fleetingly, she registered the familiar scent of pine trees and grass and thought of how long it had been since she visited her family.

    0
    0
  • Grass brushed the skin above her ankle, tickling her.

    0
    0
  • She invented a deity of her own, a mysterious Corambe, half pagan and half Christian, and like Goethe erected to him a rustic altar of the greenest grass, the softest moss and the brightest pebbles.

    0
    0
  • If the shape of the equipotential surfaces near it is influenced by trees, shrubs or grass, their influence will vary throughout the year.

    0
    0
  • It grows in short grass in the temperate regions of all parts of the world.

    0
    0
  • Like the mushroom, it grows in short open pastures and amongst the short grass of open roadsides; sometimes it appears on lawns, but it never occurs in woods or in damp shady places.

    0
    0
  • Not satisfied with seed-sown grass or meadow turf, they experimented with seaside turf and found it answer admirably.

    0
    0
  • Under the system of grazing practised throughout Australia it is customary to allow sheep, cattle and horses to run at large all the year round within enormous enclosures and to depend entirely upon the natural growth of grass for their subsistence.

    0
    0
  • Their dwellings for the most part are either bowers, formed of the branches of trees, or hovels of piled logs, loosely covered with grass or bark, which they can erect in an hour, wherever they encamp. But some huts of a more substantial form were seen by Captain Matthew Flinders on the south-east coast in 1799, and by Captain King and Sir T.

    0
    0
  • Among later residents commemorated is Edward Lloyd, who was the first person to show the value of esparto grass for the manufacture of paper, and thus started an industry which is one of the most important in Algeria.

    0
    0
  • The district is famous for its melons, and also produces wine, olives, wheat and esparto grass.

    0
    0
  • From Cartagena the principal exports are metallic ores, esparto grass, wine, cereals and fruit.

    0
    0
  • Esparto grass, which grows freely in the vicinity, is the spartum, or Spanish broom, which gave the town its Roman designation of Carthago Spartaria.

    0
    0
  • The natural grass meadows are extensive, and hay is grown all over the country, but especially in the P0 valley.

    0
    0
  • Here we find open plant associations of Haifa or Esparto Grass (Stipa lenacissima) alternating with steppes of Chih (Artemisia herba-alba); and each plant association extends for several scores of miles.

    0
    0
  • (4) The grassy steppes or prairies where the rainfall is diminished and temperatures are extreme, and grass is the prevailing form of vegetation.

    0
    0
  • The quadrangle is larger than that of Shah Abbas; and at the eastern side is an immense blue dome, out of which quantities of grass were growing, the place being too sacred to be disturbed.

    0
    0
  • They are of small size and live entirely on the ground, making nests of dried leaves, grass and sticks in holiow places and forming burrows in which they pass a great part of the day.

    0
    0
  • The southern half of the country is mostly undulating grass land, well watered by streams and springs.

    0
    0
  • It is built among picturesque hills on both sides of the river, and is in the midst of the famous Kentucky "blue grass region" and of a rich lumber-producing region.

    0
    0
  • On the thick layer of black earth by which the steppe is covered a luxuriant vegetation develops in spring; after the old grass has been burned a bright green prevails over immense stretches, but this rapidly disappears under the burning rays of the sun and the hot E.

    0
    0
  • The grass vegetation is very rich, and, according to lists still incomplete, no fewer than 1654 flowering plants are known.

    0
    0
  • Grass, Russische Sekten (1907 sqq.).

    0
    0
  • There are broad plains covered with salt and alkali, and others supporting only scattered bunch grass, sage bush, cactus and other arid land plants.

    0
    0
  • Two vegetable products, the " balsam bog " (Bolas glebaria) and the " tussock grass " (Dactylis caespitosa) have been objects of curiosity and interest ever since the first accounts of the islands were given.

    0
    0
  • 3), cotton grass, a statue of Jupiter carved out of cypress is stated by Pliny to have existed 600 years without showing signs of decay.

    0
    0
  • much bunch grass, which is valuable for grazing purposes.

    0
    0
  • The seeds are harvested from various grasses, especially from Aristida oligantha, a species known as " ant rice," which often grows in quantity close to the site selected for the nest, but the statement that the ants deliberately sow this grass is an error, due, according to Wheeler, to the sprouting of germinating seeds.

    0
    0
  • Other thriving local industries include the manufacture of oil, soap, flour, leather, alcohol and esparto grass rugs.

    0
    0
  • Green crops, such as turnips, clover and rye grass, began to be alternated with grain crops, whence the name alternate husbandry.

    0
    0
  • Nevertheless, the decade closed more hopefully than it opened, and found farmers taking a keener interest in grass land, in live stock and in dairying.

    0
    0
  • The drought of 1898 was interrupted by copious rains in June, and these falling on a warm soil led to a rapid growth of grass and, as measured by yield per acre, an exceedingly heavy crop of hay.

    0
    0
  • The most notable feature in connexion with the cropping of the land of the United Kingdom between 1875 and 1905 was the lessened cultivation of the cereal crops associated with an expansion in the area of grass land.

    0
    0
  • Under the old Norfolk or four-course rotation (roots, barley, clover, wheat) land thus seeded with clover or grass seeds was intended to be ploughed up at the end of a year.

    0
    0
  • Labour difficulties, low prices of produce, bad seasons and similar causes provided inducements for leaving the land in grass for two years, or over three years or more, before breaking it up for wheat.

    0
    0
  • Whilst much grass land has been laid down with the intention from the outset that it should be permanent, at the same time some considerable areas have through stress of circumstances been allowed to drift from the temporary or rotation grass area to the permanent list, and have thus still further diminished the area formerly under the dominion of the plough.

    0
    0
  • The column relating to permanent grass in Table IV.

    0
    0
  • shows clearly enough how the British Isles became TABLE IV.-Areas of Grass Land (excluding Heath and Mountain Land) in the United Kingdom-Acres.

    0
    0
  • Comparing 1905 with 1875 the increase in permanent grass land amounted to over five million acres, or about 21%.

    0
    0
  • The hay made from clover, sainfoin and grasses under rotation generally gives a bigger average yield than that from permanent grass land.

    0
    0
  • of hay from temporary grass, and 29 cwt.

    0
    0
  • of hay from permanent grass.

    0
    0
  • Again, although from the richest old permanent meadow-lands very heavy crops of hay are taken season after season, the general average yield of permanent grass is about 3 cwt.

    0
    0
  • Another field experiment of singular interest is that relating to the mixed herbage of permanent meadow, for which seven acres of old grass land were set apart in Rothamsted Park in 1856.

    0
    0
  • They are effected chiefly by some alteration in the description of the root-crop, and perhaps by the introduction of the potato crop; by growing a different cereal, or it may be more than one cereal consecutively; by the growth of some other leguminous crop than clover, since " clover-sickness " may result if that crop is grown at too short intervals, or the intermixture of grass seeds with the clover, and perhaps by the extension by one or more years of the period allotted to this member of the rotation.

    0
    0
  • More attention is thus being devoted to dairy produce, not only on grass farms, but on those that are mainly arable.

    0
    0
  • The most able exponent of this subject in Great Britain was John Curtis, whose treatise on Farm Insects, published in 1860, is still the standard British work dealing with the insect foes of corn, roots, grass and stored corn.

    0
    0
  • Sugar-canes suffer from the sugar cane borer (Diatioca sacchari) in the West Indies; tobacco from the larvae of hawk moths (Sphingidae) in America; corn and grass from various Lepidopterous pests all over the world.

    0
    0
  • Grapes, barley, esparto grass, dry figs, almonds and zinc are exported.

    0
    0
  • It was formerly supposed that this custom was peculiar to a single species, which was called the "gossamer" spider from the fact that the floating webs, when brought to the earth by rain or intercepted by bushes and trees, coat the foliage or grass with a sheeting of gossamer-like silk; but the habit is now known to be practised by the newly-hatched young of a great variety of species belonging to several distinct families.

    0
    0
  • As instances of procryptic or celative coloration may be mentioned that of the species of the genus Dolomedes, one of the Lycosidae, which lives amongst reeds and is marked with a pair of longitudinal yellow lines which harmonize with the upright stalks of the vegetation, and Lycosa pitta, which lives on the sand, can scarcely be seen on account of its mottled pattern: Sparassus smargdulus and the species of Pecucetia, which are found amongst grass or low green herbage, are mostly green in colour, and Salticus scenicus is banded with white and black to match the grey tint of the rocks and stone walls on which it hunts its prey.

    0
    0
  • All grass and weeds must be kept down, and the crust must be broken after every rain, but these seem to be the only principles upon which all agree.

    0
    0
  • The largest of a group of beautiful lakes in the higher Andean valleys is the celebrated NahuelHuapi (Lion Grass), which is nearly 50 m.

    0
    0
  • An ascent made by Dr Honda of the imperial university of Japan showed that, up to a height of 6000 ft., the mountain is clothed with primeval forests of palms, banyans, cork trees, camphor trees, tree ferns, interlacing creepers and dense thickets of rattan or stretches of grass higher than a man's stature.

    0
    0
  • has gigantic cryptomerias and chamoecyparis; then follow pines; then, at a height of 9500 ft., a broad plateau, and then alternate stretches of grass and forest up to the top, which consists of several small peaks.

    0
    0
  • They burrow among tall grass.

    0
    0
  • DURRA (also written dourah, dhura, &c.; Arabic for a pearl, hence a grain of corn), a cereal grass, Sorghum vulgare, extensively cultivated in tropical and semi-tropical countries, where the grain, made into bread, forms an important article of diet.

    0
    0
  • It is partly under grass and partly wooded, and is inhabited by Maoris, by whom it is regarded as holy ground.

    0
    0
  • There are four classes in Somaliland: (I) nomads who breed ponies, sheep, cattle and camels, live entirely on milk and meat, and follow the rains in search of grass; (2) settled Somali, comparatively few, living in or near the coasts; (3) outcast races, not organized in tribes but living scattered all over Somaliland; they are hunters, workers in iron and leather, and the chief collectors of gum and resin; (4) traders.

    0
    0
  • Blocks of dressed stone overgrown by grass lie in regular formation; a series of parallel revetment walls on hills commanding passes exist, as do relics of ancient water-tanks.

    0
    0
  • The Haud (only the northern part of which is British territory - the rest is Abyssinian) consists partly of thorn jungle, the haud of the Somali, partly of rolling grass plains, called ban, and partly of semi-desert country called aror.

    0
    0
  • The southern part of Alberta is covered by a short grass, very nutritive, but drying up in the middle of summer until the whole prairie is brown and unattractive.

    0
    0
  • They feed chiefly on grass, but also on moss, lichens and tender shoots of the willow and pine.

    0
    0
  • herba, grass, food for cattle, generally taken to represent the Old Lat.

    0
    0
  • Leaving the higher mountains in about 5° 15' N., 40° E., the Ganale enters a large slightly undulating grass plain which extends south of the valley of the Daua and occupies all the country eastward to the junction of the two rivers.

    0
    0
  • In those parts of the desert which have a hard level soil of clay, a few stunted mimosas, acacias and other shrubs are produced, together with rue, various bitter and aromatic plants, and occasionally tufts of grass.

    0
    0
  • Several of the bazaars are vaulted over with brickwork, but the greater number are merely covered with flat beams which support roofs of dried leaves or branches of trees and grass.

    0
    0
  • Between these two chains are round hills consisting of lavas or sometimes of volcanic tuffs, covered with the long silvery grass which also clothes vast prairies in Java and Sumatra.

    0
    0
  • Other important crops in the order of their value are oats, hay and forage, Indian corn, barley, flax-seed, potatoes, rye, grass seeds, wild grass, clover, beans, peas, and miscellaneous vegetables and orchard products.

    0
    0
  • Their houses, regularly ranged in streets, are built of adobes thatched with coarse grass.

    0
    0
  • It lives entirely away from houses, commonly taking up its abode in wheat or hay fields, where it builds a round grass nest about the size of a cricket-ball, in which it brings up its young.

    0
    0
  • An electric line extends to Grass Valley (pop. in 1900, 47 1 9), 4 m.

    0
    0
  • In the alpine tracts of the north the narrowness of the valleys and the steep stony slopes strewn with debris, on which only lichens and mosses are able to grow, make every plot of green grass (even if it be only of Carex) valuable.

    0
    0
  • In spring the traveller crosses a sea of grass above which the flowers of the paeony, aconite, Orobus, Carallic, Saussurea and the like wave 4 or 5 ft.

    0
    0
  • Foxes will, however, often take up their residence in woods, or even in water-meadows with large tussocks of grass, remaining concealed during the day and issuing forth on marauding expeditions at night.

    0
    0
  • The city is situated in the blue grass region of Missouri, and is a shippingpoint for horses and mules.

    0
    0
  • This epoch, when grass grew even in High Street, long lingered in the popular memory as the " dark age."

    0
    0
  • The chief buildings are of brick, but most of the natives dwell in grass tukls.

    0
    0
  • The nest is formed among reeds, placed on the ground and lined with grass.

    0
    0
  • The midland region is characterized by grass lands (the Natal grasses are long and coarse) and by considerable areas of flat-topped thorn bush mimosa.

    0
    0
  • A grass belt separates the thorn bush from the districts carrying heavy timber, found mainly in the upland zone, along the sides of the mountains exposed to the rains and in kloofs.

    0
    0
  • The Australian Eucalyptus and Casuarina in great variety, and many other imported trees, including syringas, wattles, acacias, willows, pines, cypress, cork and oak all thrive when properly planted and protected from grass fires.

    0
    0
  • Such are Victor Rakosi (Sipulus tdredi, " The y Essas of Sipulus "; Rejtett feszkek, " Hidden Nests "); Stephen Mora (A J tyankfiai, " Our Compatriots "); Alexius Benedek, the author of numerous distinctly sympathetic and truly Magyar tales, fables and novels, one of the most gifted and deserving literary workers of modern Hungary (Huszar Anna, " Anna Huszar "; Egy szalmaozvegy levelei, " Letters of a grass widow "; A sziv konyve, " The Book of the Heart "; Katalin, " Catherine "; Csendes ordk, " Quiet Hours "; Testamentum es hat level, " Last Will and Six Letters," translated into German by Dr W.

    0
    0
  • and north to south loo m., consists of rolling grass covered downs, absolutely treeless, save where, as at Johannesburg, plantations have been made by man, the crest of the rolls being known as builts and the hollows as laagtes or vleys.

    0
    0
  • Since the first advent of white colonists many springs and pans and small streams have dried up, this desiccation being attributed, not so much to decreased rainfall, as to the burning off of the grass every winter, so that the water, instead of soaking in, runs off the hard, baked'ground into the larger rivers.

    0
    0
  • Many regions suffer permanently from deficient rainfall; in others, owing to the absence of irrigation works, the water supply is lost, while the burning of the grass at the end of summer, a practice adopted by many farmers, tends to impoverish the soil and render it arid.

    0
    0
  • After July the tactics of the Boer executive were simply directed towards putting off a crisis till the beginning of October, when the grass would be growing on the veld, and meanwhile towards doing all they could in their despatches to put the blame on Great Britain.

    0
    0
  • Grass, Die russischen Sekten (Leipzig, 1906), Bd.

    0
    0
  • The latter is known as the llanos of the Orinoco, a region described by Humboldt as a vast " sea of grass," with islands of wood scattered here and there.

    0
    0
  • The decline in stock-raising would also suspend the practice of burning off the dead grass to improve the new pasturage.

    0
    0
  • Much of this region is covered with gamelote, a tall, worthless, grass with sharp stiff blades.

    0
    0
  • Syracuse rose again out of her desolation - grass, it is said, grew in her streets - and, with an influx of a multitude of new colonists from Greece and from towns of Sicily and Italy, once more became a prosperous city.

    0
    0
  • 24), identified by Royle with the Andropogon Calamus aromaticus or roosa grass of India; cassia (Heb.

    0
    0
  • Grass grew in the area of the Royal Exchange, at Whitehall, and in the principal streets of the city.

    0
    0
  • Large areas of the plateau are covered with grass and occasional thorn trees.

    0
    0
  • is registered, and on the grass in the cold weather ten degrees of frost are not uncommon.

    0
    0
  • The majority of the buildings are grass tukls.

    0
    0
  • On this should be laid at least a foot thick of coarse, hard, rubbly material, a layer of rough turf, grass side downwards, being spread over it to prevent the compost from working down.

    0
    0
  • (X.) Sugar Manufacture Sugar-cane is a member of the grass family, known botanically as Saccharum officinarum, the succulent stems of which are the source of cane sugar.

    0
    0
  • The new warp is allowed to lie fallow during the winter after being laid out in four-yard " lands " and becomes dry enough to be sown with oats and grass and clover seeds in the following spring.

    0
    0
  • (Accra is almost the only point along the Gold Coast where horses thrive.) Behind the town is rolling grass land, which gives place to the highlands of Aquapim and Akim.

    0
    0
  • The nest is a neat structure of coarse grass and moss, mixed with earth, and plastered internally with mud, and here the female lays from four to six eggs of a blue colour speckled with brown.

    0
    0
  • These central uplands of Tunisia in an uncultivated state are covered with alfa or esparto grass; but they also grow considerable amounts of cereals - wheat in the north, barley in the south.

    0
    0
  • are reached in places, and in all the upper parts of this table-land there is fairly abundant vegetation, grass and herbage with low junipers, but with no pine trees.

    0
    0
  • The principal exports are olive oil, wheat, esparto grass, barley, sponges, dates, fish (especially tunny), hides, horses, wool, phosphates, copper, zinc and lead.

    0
    0
  • In the loftiest regions the pasture chiefly consists of a coarse grass (Stipa ychu), of which the llamas eat the upper blades and the sheep browse on the tender shoots beneath.

    0
    0
  • A partridge called yutu frequents the long grass.

    0
    0
  • The dried dung of the llama (taquia) is generally used as fuel, as in pre-Spanish times, for roasting ores, as also a species of grass called ichu (Stipa incana), and a singular woody fungus, called yareta (Azorella umbellifera), found growing on the rocks at elevations exceeding 12,000 ft.

    0
    0
  • The cercaria swims freely for a time and either encysts directly on grass or weeds or it enters a second host which may be another mollusc, an insect, crustacean or fish, and then encysts.

    0
    0
  • above sea-level, sloping down westward and southward to the rich valley of the Penganga; its eastern portion, the taluks of Mangrul and Pasud, mainly of a succession of low hills covered with poor grass.

    0
    0
  • We have people whose tread was so light that no blade of grass bent beneath their weight.

    0
    0
  • The platypus is aquatic in its habits, passing most of its time in the water or close to the margin of lakes and streams, swimming and diving with the greatest ease, and forming for the purpose of sleeping and breeding deep burrows in the banks, which generally have two orifices, one just above the water level, concealed among long grass and leaves, and the other below the surface.

    0
    0
  • The passage at first runs obliquely upwards in the bank, sometimes to a distance of as much as 50 ft., and expands at its termination into a cavity, the floor of which is lined with dried grass and leaves, and in which, it is said, the eggs are laid' and the young brought up. Their food consists of aquatic insects, small crustaceans and worms, which are caught under water, the sand and small stones at the bottom being turned over with their bills to find them.

    0
    0
  • Water-deer frequent the neighbourhood of the large Chinese rivers where they crouch amid the reeds and grass in such a manner as to be invisible, even when not completely concealed by the covert.

    0
    0
  • Grass grows, however, to the very edges of the crater.

    0
    0
  • The grass used for Japanese lawns loses its verdure in autumn and remains from November to March a greyish brown blot upon the scene.

    0
    0
  • Every blade of grass, each leat~ and feather, has been the object of loving and patient study.

    0
    0
  • High relief carving corresponds to the kaisho, or most classical form of writing; medium relief to the gyosho, or semi-cursive style; and low relief to the sOsho or grass character.

    0
    0
  • Acting upon that theory, the experts of TokyO and Nagoya have produced many very beautiful specimens of monochrome enamelyellow (canary or straw), rose du Barry, liquid-dawn, red, aubergine purple, green (grass or leaf), dove-grey and lapis lazuli bl,ue.

    0
    0
  • This species chiefly frequents swampy grass jungle and is fond of a mud-bath.

    0
    0
  • Lastly we have the white - Burchell's, or square-mouthedrhinoceros (Rhinoceros (Diceros) simus), the largest of the five, and differing from the other species in having a square truncated upper lip. In conformity with the structure of the mouth, this species lives entirely by browsing on grass, and is therefore more partial to open countries or districts where there are broad grassy valleys between the tracts of bush.

    0
    0
  • natrix, the grass or ringed snake, is very common in Europe, including England but not Scotland or Ireland; easily recognized even at a distance by two yellow or white spots which it has behind its head.

    0
    0
  • The moccasin-snake ranges fromMassachusetts and Kansas to Florida and Texas and into Mexico, preferring swampy localities or meadows with high grass, where it hunts for small mammals and birds.

    0
    0
  • Forest and pasture land do not properly exist: the place of the first is for the most part taken by a low brushwood; grass is not plentiful, and the higher ridges maintain alpine plants only so long as patches of snow continue to lie.

    0
    0
  • The female makes her nest of moss, dried leaves and grass in the hollow of a tree, but sometimes in a hole among rocks or ruined buildings, and produces several young at a birth, usually from four to six.

    0
    0
  • The process was introduced in 1858 by Deetken at Grass Valley, California, where the waste minerals, principally pyrites from tailings, had been worked for a considerable time by amalgamation.

    0
    0
  • This species usually constructs its nest on the bottom, excavating a hollow in which a bed of grass, rootlets or fibres is prepared; walls are then raised, and the whole is roofed over with the like material.

    0
    0
  • The prosperity of the town is largely due to the export trade in phosphates, esparto grass, oil, almonds, pistachio nuts, sponges, wool, &c. There is in the Gulf of Gabes a rise and fall of 5 ft.

    0
    0
  • Their chief food is grass and seeds, but they also consume roots.

    0
    0
  • part of the Blue Grass region of the state, about 18 m.

    0
    0
  • The surface of the province is flat and low, chiefly open plains thinly covered with grass.

    0
    0
  • 7-12 is supposed to be in its ancient order: all green grass is burnt up in.

    0
    0
  • 4 the locusts are not permitted to injure the grass, and other like inconsistencies.

    0
    0
  • The rich colour of the grass is due to the fertilizing quality of the decaying fungi, which are peculiarly rich in nitrogenous substances.

    0
    0
  • The most complete and symmetrical grass rings are formed by Marasmius oreades, the fairy ring champignon, but the mushroom and many other species occasionally form rings, both on grass-lands and in woods.

    0
    0
  • Straw or grass hats, straw mats, samshu (from the Shao-sing district), Chinese drugs, vegetable tallow and fish are among the chief exports; in 1904 the hats numbered 2,125,566, though in 1863 they had only amounted to 40,000, and the mats, mainly despatched to south China, average from 1,000,000, to 2,000,000.

    0
    0
  • The corona obsidionalis was formed of grass and flowers plucked on the spot and given to the general who conquered a city.

    0
    0
  • The bush is grouped in copses on meadows, which produce a coarse tall grass.

    0
    0
  • The plateau is partly grass land without bush and forest, partly steppe covered with mimosa bush, which sometimes is almost impenetrable.

    0
    0
  • The swampy regions of the Nile and of the Eastern province are characterized by an extravagant growth of papyrus and other rushes, of reeds and coarse grass.

    0
    0
  • Most of the foreshores of New Guinea are eucalyptusdotted grass lands; iri the interior dense forests prevail to a height of many thousand feet.

    0
    0
  • Vast tracts of the country have been, however, deforested by fire, and these are covered by the tall ineradicable grass, Imperata arundinacea.

    0
    0
  • The remains, which include not only the skeleton and skin, but likewise the droppings, were found buried in grass which appears to have been chopped up by man, and it thus seems not only evident that these ground-sloths dwelt in the cave, but that there is a considerable probability of their having been kept there in a semi-domesticated state by the early human inhabitants of Patagonia.

    0
    0
  • As the mountains of Valencia and Catalonia effectually bar out the fertilizing moisture of the sea-winds, much of the province is a sheer wilderness, stony, ash-coloured, scarred with dry watercourses, and destitute of any vegetation except thin grass and heaths.

    0
    0
  • Grass And Grassland >>

    0
    0
  • A rank grass, Festuca Cookii, grows thickly in places up to 300 ft., with Azorella, Cotula plumosa, &c. Sir J.

    0
    0
  • BARLEY (Hordeum sativum), a member of the grass family, and an important cereal which belongs peculiarly to temperate regions.

    0
    0
  • "JOSIAH ROYCE (1855-1916), American philosopher, was born at Grass Valley, Cal., Nov.

    0
    0
  • West of the dividing crest they are forest clad; east thereof their stony grimness is but slightly softened by growths of scrub and tussock grass.

    0
    0
  • 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.

    0
    0
  • Over the greater part of the plains little now grows save veld, the coarse long grass of South Africa.

    0
    0
  • The Great Plains are covered for the most part only with bunch grass which grows in tufts, leaving the ground visible between, and except in May and June presents a yellow and withered appearance.

    0
    0
  • Mixed with the bunch grass are occasional patches of sage brush.

    0
    0
  • long built in1902-1905by the co-operative Grass Valley-Frenchtown Irrigation Company, and the Teton Co-operative Canal Company in 1906 began work on a diversion canal from the Teton River, whose waters are to be stored by a dam 62 ft.

    0
    0
  • The east is devoted chiefly to stock raising; for cattle, horses and sheep thrive well on the bunch grass except when it is covered with snow.

    0
    0
  • north-east of Billings, in Yellowstone county; the large Clark Fork field in Meagher, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone and Carbon counties; the small but valuable Rocky Fork field in the south central part of Carbon county; the Red Lodge field in Carbon county; the Yellowstone field, chiefly in Gallatin and Park counties; the Trail Creek deposits, to m.

    0
    0
  • above the valleys; the latter and the flat tops of the mesas are sometimes covered with a scanty soil and a sparse growth of grass.

    0
    0
  • The rest is open rice-land, alternating with great stretches of grass, reed jungle and bamboo scrub, much of which is under water for quite three months of the year.

    0
    0
  • The food of the white bear consists chiefly of seals and fish, in pursuit of which it shows great power of swimming and diving, and a considerable degree of sagacity; but its food also includes the carcases of whales, birds and their eggs, and grass and berries when these can be had.

    0
    0
  • Even the shoulder-blades are said to be put in requisition for cutting grass."

    0
    0
  • The vegetation consists almost entirely of scrubby bushes of several varieties, including tamarisks and wild briers, of reeds (kamish), and of grass on the yaylaks (pasture-grounds) of the middle ranges.

    0
    0
  • The southern slope of the range is gentle but short, the northern slope long and steep. Grass is able to grow, and animal life is more abundant.

    0
    0
  • The dung of black cattle, horses, sheep, goats, &c., which contains sal ammoniac ready formed, is collected during the first four months of the year, when the animals feed on the spring grass, a kind of clover.

    0
    0
  • Through a cleft in the rock a ray of light falls upon Iseult's face, Mark stops up the crevice with his glove (or with grass and flowers), and goes his way, determined to recall his wife and nephew.

    0
    0
  • ESPARTO, or Spanish Grass, Stipa tenacissima, a grass resembling the ornamental feather-grass of gardens.

    0
    0
  • Another grass, Lygeum Spartum, with stiff rush-like leaves, growing in rocky soil on the high plains of countries bordering on the Mediterranean, especially of Spain and Algeria, is also a source of esparto.

    0
    0
  • - Grass Flower show FIG.

    0
    0
  • - Grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris).

    0
    0
  • Behind the Tell is a lofty table-land with an average elevation of 3000 ft., consisting of vast plains, for the most part arid or covered with esparto grass, in the depressions of which are great salt lakes and swamps (Arabic, shats) fed by streams which can find no outlet to the sea through the encircling hills.

    0
    0
  • The forests suffer great damage from fires, occasioned in part by the custom of burning up the grass every autumn, and in part by incendiarism.

    0
    0
  • south of Arzeu, one of the capitals of Abd-el-Kader, and serves to bring down from the high plateaus their rich crops of esparto grass.

    0
    0
  • The chief exports are sheep and oxen, most of which are raised in Morocco and Tunisia, and horses; animal products, such as wool and skins; wine, cereals (rye, barley, oats), vegetables, fruits (chiefly figs and grapes for the table) and seeds, esparto grass, oils and vegetable extracts (chiefly olive oil), iron ore, zinc, natural phosphates, timber, cork, crin vegetal and tobacco.

    0
    0
  • In the Sud Oranais an insurrection, fomented by a marabout named Bu-Amama, broke out in 1881, and the insurgents massacred the European labourers engaged in the collection of alfa (or esparto) grass.

    0
    0
  • - The order of events in the primitive synoptic tradition appears to be faithfully reproduced in St Mark; and if this order is chronological, Christ's ministry lasted at least two years, since the plucking of the ears of corn (April - June) marks a first spring; the feeding of the five thousand when the grass was fresh green (xXcwpos: about March), a second; and the Passover of the Crucifixion a third: and these three points are so far removed from one another in the narrative that the conclusion would hold, even if the general arrangement in St Mark were only roughly, and not minutely, chronological.

    0
    0
  • It has in the east the Karnap-chul steppe, covered with grass in early summer, and in the north an intrusion of the Kara-kum sand desert.

    0
    0
  • The remainder of the state which lies east of the Tennessee river is divided into the Highland Rim Plateau and a lowland basin, eroded in the Highland Rim Plateau and known as the Blue Grass Region; this region is separated from the Highland Rim Plateau by a semicircular escarpment extending from Portsmouth, Ohio, at the mouth of the Scioto river, to the mouth of the Salt river below Louisville; it is bounded north by the Ohio river.

    0
    0
  • or more to the famous Blue Grass Region, in which erosion has developed on limestone a gracefully undulating surface.

    0
    0
  • This Blue Grass Region is like a beautiful park, without ragged cliffs, precipitous slopes, or flat marshy bottoms, but marked by rounded hills and dales.

    0
    0
  • In its primeval state Kentucky was generally well timbered, but most of the middle section has been cleared and here the blue grass is now the dominant feature of the flora.

    0
    0
  • The best soils are the alluvium in the bottom-lands along some of the larger rivers and that of the Blue Grass Region, which is derived from a limestone rich in organic matter (containing phosphorus) and rapidly decomposing.

    0
    0
  • around Lexington is especially rich; outside of this area the Blue Grass soil is less rich in phosphorus and contains a larger mixture of sand.

    0
    0
  • On the escarpment around the Blue Grass Region the soils are for the most part either cherty or stiff with clay and of inferior quality.

    0
    0
  • The culture of tobacco, which is the second most valuable crop in the state, was begun in the north part about 1780 and in the west and south early in the 19th century, but it was late in that century before it was introduced to any considerable extent in the Blue Grass Region, where it was then in a measure substituted for the culture of hemp. By 1849 Kentucky ranked second only to Virginia in the production of tobacco, and in 1899 it was far ahead of any other state in both acreage and yield, there being in that year 384,805 acres, which was 34'9% of the total acreage in the continental United States, yielding 314,288,050 lb.

    0
    0
  • The two most important tobaccogrowing districts are: the Black Patch, in the extreme south-west corner of the state, which with the adjacent counties in Tennessee grows a black heavy leaf bought almost entirely by the agents of foreign governments (especially Austria, Spain and Italy) and called " regie " tobacco; and the Blue Grass Region, as far east as Maysville, and the hill country south and east, whose product, the red and white Burley, is a fine-fibred light leaf, peculiarly absorbent of licorice and other adulterants used in the manufacture of sweet chewing tobacco, and hence a peculiarly valuable crop, which formerly averaged 22 cents a pound for all grades.'

    0
    0
  • The high price received by the hill growers of the Burley induced farmers in the Blue Grass to plant Burley tobacco there, where the crop proved a great success, more than twice as much (sometimes 2000 lb) being grown to the acre in the Blue Grass as in the hills and twice as large patches being easily managed.

    0
    0
  • So, although a price of 6'5 cents a pound covered expenses of the planter of Burley in the Blue Grass, who could use the same land for tobacco once in four years, this price did not repay the hill planter.

    0
    0
  • The additional production of the Blue Grass Region sent the price of Burley tobacco down to this figure and below it.

    0
    0
  • Wheat is grown both in the Blue Grass Region and farther west; 'and the best country for fruit is along the Ohio river between Cincinnati and Louisville and in the hilly land surrounding the Blue Grass Region.

    0
    0
  • The thoroughbred Kentucky horse has long had a world-wide reputation for speed; and the Blue Grass Region, especially Fayette, Bourbon and Woodford counties, is probably the finest horse-breeding region in America and has large breeding farms. In Fayette county, in 1900, the average value of colts between the ages of one and two years was $377.78.

    0
    0
  • In the Blue Grass Region many thoroughbred shorthorn cattle and fine mules are raised.

    0
    0
  • There are mineral springs, especially salt springs, in various parts of the state, particularly in the Blue Grass Region; these are now of comparatively little economic importance; no salt was reported among the state's manufactures for 1905, and in 1907 only 736,920 gallons of mineral waters were bottled for sale.

    0
    0
  • There was the same political rivalry between the slave-holding farmers of the Blue Grass Region and the " poor whites " of the mountain districts that there was in Virginia between the tide-water planters and the mountaineers.

    0
    0
  • 2 The " Barrens " were in the north part of the state west of the Blue Grass Region, and were so called merely because the Indians had burned most of the forests here in order to provide better pasturage for buffaloes and other game.

    0
    0
  • For a brief description of the Blue Grass Region, see James Lane Allen's The Blue Grass Region of Kentucky and other Kentucky Articles (New York, 1900).

    0
    0
  • Louis Dollo especially has Fossorial Amphibious Digitigrade Grass Herb Herbivorous Shrub Fruit Root Dentition reduced Omnivorous Fish Carnivorous-{Flesh Carrion contributed most brilliant discussions of the theory of alternations of habitat as applied to the interpretation of the anatomy of the marsupials, of many kinds of fishes, of such reptiles as the herbivorous dinosaurs of the Upper Cretaceous.

    0
    0
  • The rainy season completely changes the appearance of these plains, new grass appears, and wheat and Indian corn are cultivated.

    0
    0
  • Cattle-raising was once the principal industry in the interior, but has been almost extinguished by the devastating droughts and increasing aridity caused by the custom of annually burning over the campos to improve the grass.

    0
    0
  • A large part of the country is covered with grass or shrub, chiefly acacia.

    0
    0
  • The increasing dryness of the land is partly, perhaps largely, attributable to the cutting down of timber trees both by natives and by whites, and to the custom of annually burning the grass, which is destructive to young wood.

    0
    0
  • In the eastern district are stretches of grass land, both sweet and sour veld.

    0
    0
  • In the " bush " are found tufts of tall coarse grass with the space between bare or covered with herbaceous creepers or water-bearing tubers.

    0
    0
  • deep. The " sweet veld " is specially suitable to cattle, and the finer shorter grass which succeeds it affords pasturage for sheep.

    0
    0
  • (5) The great plain of Peten, which comprises about one-third of the whole area of Guatemala, belongs geographically to the Yucatan Peninsula, and consists of level or undulating country, covered with grass or forest.

    0
    0
  • In grass countries, where "flying fences" are found, the rate of speed must of necessity be quicker than when about to take a Devonshire bank of some 7 ft.

    0
    0
  • The true prairies, when first explored, were covered with a rich growth of natural grass and annual flowering plants.

    0
    0
  • The southern part of the state includes the Everglades (qv.), a large area of low, flat, marshy land, overgrown with tall reedy grass, a veritable wilderness; thus giving Florida an unenvied first rank among the states in marsh area.

    0
    0
  • It is chiefly composed of moss and wool, lined internally with grass, wool, feathers, and whatever soft material the locality affords.

    0
    0
  • The city is in a blue grass country, in which much live stock is bred; and it is an important market for draft horses.

    0
    0
  • (They had no refectory, but ate their common meal, of bread and water only, when the day's labour was over, reclining on strewn grass, sometimes out of doors.) Four times in the day they joined in prayers and psalms.

    0
    0
  • On the eastern flanks of the ranges the forest is much thinner, and on the interior plateau and in many of the valleys largely gives way to open grass land.

    0
    0
  • In this region cattle and horses can generally winter on the grass of the ranges without being fed, though in hard seasons there may be heavy losses.

    0
    0
  • Austrian brome grass (Bromus inermis) and western rye grass (Agropyrum tenerum) are both extensively grown for hay in the North-West Provinces.

    0
    0
  • The forests are extensive and fine, and are now superintended by government officials, called 8avod, XaKEs, in spite or with the connivance of whom the timber is being rapidly destroyed - partly from the merciless way in which it is cut by the proprietors, partly from its being burnt by the shepherds, for the sake of the rich grass that springs up after such conflagrations, and partly owing to the goats, whose bite kills all the young growths.

    0
    0
  • They are exceedingly active and surefooted, having perhaps no equal in traversing rocks and precipitous ground; and they feed on moss, grass, and leaves of the plants which grow on the mountains.

    0
    0
  • It only visits the land to deposit its single white egg, which is laid on a rocky ledge, where a shallow nest is made in the turf and lined with a little dried grass.

    0
    0
  • The brown hare is a night-feeding animal, remaining during the day on its "form," as the slight depression is called which it makes in the open field, usually among grass.

    0
    0
  • It is a strong grass, growing to a height of from 4 to 8 or even 16 ft.; the leaves are sheathing, solitary, and about 2 in.

    0
    0
  • The rice plant is an annual grass with long linear glabrous leaves, each provided with a long sharply pointed ligule.

    0
    0
  • them, particularly the hilo grass (Paspalum conjugatum), which forms a dense mat over the ground, prevent the spread of forests.

    0
    0
  • The pili grass (Heteropogon contortus) is also noxious, for its awns get badly entangled in the wool of sheep. The native manienie (Stenotaphrum americanum) and kukai (Panicum pruriens), however, are relished by stock and are found on all the inhabited islands; the Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), a June grass (Poa annua), and Guinea grass (Panicum jumentorum) have also been successfully introduced.

    0
    0
  • The Paspalum orbiculare is the large swamp grass with which the natives covered their houses.

    0
    0
  • On the island of Niihau is a fine grass (Cyperus laevigatus), out of which the beautiful Niihau mats were formerly made; it is used in making Panama hats.

    0
    0
  • The native dwellings are constructed of wood, or occasionally are huts thatched with grass at the sides and top. What little cooking is undertaken among the poorer natives is usually done outside.

    0
    0
  • The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.

    0
    0
  • Their food is entirely vegetable, especially grass roots and stalks, shoots of dwarf birch, reindeer lichens and mosses, in search of which they form, in winter, long galleries through the turf or under the snow.

    0
    0
  • Coal and coke are largely exported, and corn, timber and esparto grass are imported.

    0
    0
  • Of this farm he " tilled as much as kept half a dozen men," retaining also grass for a hundred sheep and thirty cattle.

    0
    0
  • In spring the grass on the rolling plains is soon parched.

    0
    0
  • The country is dotted over with large and small lakes, generally salt or alkaline, and intersected by streams, and the soil is boggy and covered with tussocks of grass, thus resembling the Siberian tundra and the Pamirs.

    0
    0
  • The peculiar form of tussocky grass which prevails in the Pamirs is the characteristic feature of the Tibetan Chang-t'ang of the Tsaidam plains and of the bogs north-east of Lhasa.

    0
    0
  • with the usual incidents experienced by all travellers in those regions - cold, storms, lack of food and of grass, loss of ponies and pack animals, &c. - until they reached the northern branch of the Dre chu, the Chumar.

    0
    0
  • Lead is obtained among the mountains, and the more sheltered valleys produce grain, wine, oil, fruit and esparto grass.

    0
    0
  • Guinea grass grows abundantly on the hillsides, affording excellent pasturage; the forests, though few, include the mahogany and other useful trees.

    0
    0
  • On a rough estimate we may reckon that, of the space lying between the summits of the Alps and the low country on either side, one-quarter is available for cultivation, of which about one-half may be vineyards and corn-fields, while the remainder produces forage and grass.

    0
    0
  • In the case of villa gardens there is usually little choice: the land to be occupied is cut up into plots, usually rectangular, and of greater or less breadth, and in laying out these plots there is generally a smaller space left in the front of the villa residence and a larger one behind, the front plot being usually devoted to approaches, shrubbery and plantations, flower beds being added if space permits, while the back or more private plot has a piece of lawn grass with flower beds next the house, and a space for vegetables and fruit trees at the far end, this latter being shut off from the lawn by an intervening screen of evergreens or other plants.

    0
    0
  • Grass walks were common in English gardens during the prevalence of the Dutch taste, but, owing to the frequent humidity of the climate, they have in a great measure been discarded.

    0
    0
  • Grass walks are made in the same way as grass lawns.

    0
    0
  • This arrangement is adopted in order to prevent excessive luxuriance in the grass.

    0
    0
  • in breadth, according to the size of the border and width of the walk, make a very handsome edging, but they should not be allowed to rise more than an inch and a half above the gravel, the grass being kept short by repeated mowings, and the edges kept trim and well-defined by frequently clipping with shears and cutting once or twice a year with an edging iron.

    0
    0
  • In one the ground is turf, out of which flower-beds, of varied patterns, are cut; in the other the flower-beds are separated by gravel walks, without the introduction of grass.

    0
    0
  • It is of the utmost importance that a good selection of grasses be made, and that pure seeds should be obtained (see Grass And Grassland).

    0
    0
  • Agrostis pulchella : hardy, 6 in.; a most graceful grass for bouquets.

    0
    0
  • pennata (Feather Grass), i 2 ft., is a very gracefulhabited grass, with stiff slender erect leaves, and long feathery awns to the seeds.

    0
    0
  • metallica are much employed; Gazanias; Heliotropes; Iresines; Lantanas; Lobelias; Mesembryanthemum cordifolium variegatum; Pelargoniums, of which the various classes of zonal or bedding varieties are unapproachable for effect and general utility; Petunias; Phloxes; Polemonium coeruleum variegatum; Pyrethrum Parthenium aureum, the well-known Golden Feather, especially useful as an edging to define the outline of beds upon grass; Tropaeolums, especially some of the varieties of T.

    0
    0
  • Form and repair lawns and grass walks by laying turf and sowing perennial grass-seeds; mow the lawns frequently; plant evergreens.

    0
    0
  • If the lawn is thin in spots, these places may be raked over heavily and new grass seed sown.

    0
    0
  • Be careful not to mow the grass too short in fall.

    0
    0
  • Before winter, all tall grass and loose litter should be taken away; if this is not done, then the first snow should be tramped heavily around the plants, in order to destroy any nesting-places.

    0
    0
  • On the west of the city a pretty road planted with trees and grass plots leads from the Zoological Gardens (1857), on the north to the small park overlooking the river.

    0
    0
  • It is situated in the "Blue Grass Region," near the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

    0
    0
  • Thyme and the small white dune-rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia) also grow in the dunes, and wall-pepper (Sedum acre), field fever-wort, reindeer moss, common asparagus, sheep's fescue grass, the pretty Solomon-seal (Polygonatum officinale), and the broadleaved or marsh orchis (Orchis latifolia).

    0
    0
  • Sea-aster flourishes in the Wadden of Friesland and Groningen, the Dollart and the Zeeland estuaries, giving place nearer the shore to sandspurry (Spergularia), or sea-poa or floating meadow grass (Glyceria maritima), which grows up to the dikes, and affords pasture for cattle and sheep. Along the coast of Overysel and in the Biesbosch lake club-rush, or scirpus, is planted in considerable quantities for the hat-making industry, and common sea-wrack (Zostera marina) is found in large patches in the northern half of the Zuider Zee, where it is gathered for trade purposes during the months of June, July and August.

    0
    0
  • In the northeastern districts the primeval forest gives place to park-like country, consisting of plains covered with high coarse grass, and dotted with occasional baobabs, as well as with wild plum, shea-butter, dwarf date, fan palms, and other small trees.

    0
    0
  • All commerce and industry was at a standstill; grass grew in the streets of Bruges and Ghent; and the trade of Antwerp was transferred to Amsterdam.

    0
    0
  • The lion lives chiefly in sandy plains and rocky places interspersed with dense thorn-thickets, or frequents the low bushes and tall rank grass and reeds that grow along the sides of streams and near the springs where it lies in wait for the larger herbivorous animals on which it feeds.

    0
    0
  • Hungarian grass, Setaria italica (also called Panicum italicum), a native of eastern Asia is one of the most wholesome and palatable Indian cereals.

    0
    0
  • Polish millet is P. sanguinale; P. frumentaceum, shamalo, a Deccan grass, is probably a native of tropical Africa; P. decompositum is the Australian millet, its grains being made into cakes by the aborigines.

    0
    0
  • P. maximum is the Guinea grass, native of tropical Africa; it is perennial, grows 8 ft.

    0
    0
  • - Stem of a Grass FIG.

    0
    0
  • - Nowhere in England can it be said that irrigation is necessary to ordinary agriculture, but it is occasionally employed in stimulating the growth of grass and meadow herbage in what are known as water-meadows.

    0
    0
  • The size of this depends water is usually preferable for grass land, thick for y P g upon the quantity of water required, but whatever its size its bottom at its origin should be as low as the bed of the river, in order that it may carry down as much as possible of the river mud.

    0
    0
  • For, though grass will grow even under ice, yet if ice be formed under and around the roots of the grasses the plants may be thrown out by the expansion of the water at the moment of its conversion into ice.

    0
    0
  • In spring the newly grown and tender grass will be easily destroyed by frost if it be not protected by water, or if the ground be not made thoroughly dry.

    0
    0
  • For we are not dealing in these grass lands with a semi-aquatic plant like rice, nor are we supplying any lack of water in the soil, nor are we restoring the moisture which the earth cannot retain under a burning sun.

    0
    0
  • It appears, however, that a very large share of the benefits of water-irrigation is attributable to the mere contact of abundance of moving water, of an even temperature, with the roots of the grass.

    0
    0
  • During the years in which the soil is allowed to lie fallow, the grass and weeds which spring up serve as pasture for cattle, but the poverty of the pasture is such that at least two hectares are required for the maintenance of every animal.

    0
    0
  • The southern part of the low coast is chiefly grass land, while the river mouths and arms of the bays are lined with mangroves.

    0
    0
  • On Cameroon peak the forest ascends to 8000 ft.; above it is grass land.

    0
    0
  • Towards the east the forest gradually grows thinner, assumes a park-like appearance, and finally disappears, wide grass uplands taking its place.

    0
    0
  • In the deserts haifa grass and several kinds of thorn bushes grow; and wherever rain or springs have moistened the ground, numerous wild flowers thrive.

    0
    0
  • In the absence of grass, the chief green food for cattle and horses is clover, grown largely in the basin lands of Upper Egypt.

    0
    0
  • Above the tree line the vegetation continues only a comparatively short distance, consisting chiefly of tussocks of coarse grass, and occasional flowering.

    0
    0
  • Ballades in Blue China (1880, enlarged edition, 1888), Ballads and Verses Vain (1884), selected by Mr Austin Dobson; Rhymes a la Mode (1884), Grass of Parnassus (1888), Ban and Arriere Ban (1894), New Collected Rhymes (1905).

    0
    0
  • The park (Alameda de la Alhambra), which in spring is overgrown with wild-flowers and grass, was planted by the Moors with roses, oranges and myrtles; its most characteristic feature, however, is the dense wood of English elms brought hither in 1812 by the duke of Wellington.

    0
    0
  • Sisyrinchium, blue-eyed grass, is a new-world genus extending FIG.

    0
    0
  • Where the rock projects it more usually appears in low crags and knolls, from which long trails of grey or purple debris descend till they are lost among the grass.

    0
    0
  • plough, there was a considerable fall in the acreage under grain and green crops, but this was rather more than balanced by the increased area under grass, showing that the tendency towards the raising of live stock has become more widespread and more pronounced.

    0
    0
  • The females lay a vast number of eggs upon grass stems near water.

    0
    0
  • The highest temperature of nocturnal radiation on grass was 73.1°, recorded in May, and the lowest 67.2°, recorded in January.

    0
    0
  • Mayflies and dragon-flies danced in the sunlight; lizards darted across the paths; and legions of spiders pervaded the grass, many very beautiful - frosted - silver backs, or curious, like the saltigrades, who took a few steps and then gave a leap. There were crickets in infinite numbers; and flies innumerable, from slim daddy-long-legs to ponderous, black, hairy fellows known to science as Dejeaniae; hymenopterous insects in profusion, including our old friend the bishop of Ambato (possibly Dielis), in company with another formidable stinger, with chrome antennae, called by the natives ` the Devil '; and occasional Phasmas (caballo de palo) crawling painfully about, like animated twigs."

    0
    0
  • There" is enough grass on the surface to feed a few cattle, and the island contains a spring, but it is uninhabited.

    0
    0
  • A columnar cave exists towards the northern side of the island, and on the eastern are the remains of a tower, with several vaulted rooms. Two springs occur and some scanty grass affords subsistence to rabbits, and, on the higher levels, to goats.

    0
    0
  • Rice grows wild, and several kinds of Poa grass are used as food by the natives.

    0
    0
  • The most important streams within the area are the Hudson, Black, Oswegatchie, Grass, Raquette, Saranac and Ausable rivers.

    0
    0
  • Some hold the view that maize originated from a common Mexican fodder grass, Euchlaena mexicana, known as Teosinte, a closely allied plant which when crossed with maize yields a maize-like hybrid.

    0
    0
  • In the hills shoes resembling sandals, called chaplis, made of wood, straw or grass are worn.

    0
    0
  • Yecla has a thriving trade in the grain, wine, oil, fruit and esparto grass produced in the surrounding country.

    0
    0
  • These were lands enclosed and held in severalty during the growing of corn and grass and thrown open to pasturage during the rest of the year for those who had common rights.

    0
    0
  • These commoners might be the several owners, the inhabitants of a parish, freemen of a borough, tenants of a manor, &c. The opening of the fields by throwing down the fences took place on Lammas Day (12th of August) for corn-lands and on Old Midsummer Day (6th of July) for grass.

    0
    0
  • The northern groups and the Diamond Mountain are heavily timbered, but the hills are covered mainly with coarse, sour grass, oak and chestnut scrub.

    0
    0
  • angustifolia, leaves of the date palm (Phoenix sylvestris), of the dwarf palm (Chamaerops Ritchiana), of the Palmyra palm (Borassus flabelliformis), of the coco-nut palm (Cocos nucifera)andof the screw pine (Pandanus odoratissimus), the munja or munj grass (Saccharum Munja) and allied grasses, and the mat grasses Cyperus textilis and C. Pangorei, from the last of which the well-known Palghat mats of the Madras Presidency are made.

    0
    0
  • Crescent (1848-1849); afterwards he passed his time carpentering, building and selling small houses in Brooklyn (1851-1854) in the meanwhile writing for the magazines and reviews and turning out several novels, and finally revolving in his mind the scheme of his Leaves of Grass.

    0
    0
  • Finally, in the summer of 1855 the first edition of Leaves of Grass appeared - a small quarto of ninety-four pages.

    0
    0
  • In 1856 a second and much enlarged edition of Leaves of Grass appeared.

    0
    0
  • He left many notes that throw light upon his aims and methods in composing Leaves of Grass.

    0
    0
  • In the arid portions of this and the tropic areas the indigenous plants are creosote, mesquite and alfileria bushes, desert acacias, paloverdes, alkali-heath, salt grass, agaves, yuccas (especially the Spanish-bayonet and Joshua tree) and cactuses.

    0
    0
  • The essential character of California's economic life has been determined by the successive predominance of grass, gold, grain and fruits.

    0
    0
  • In places the sands are fringed by long lines of Casuarina trees; in others, and more especially in the neighbourhood of some of the river mouths, there are deep banks of black mud covered with mangroves; in others the coast presents to the sea bold headlands, cliffs, mostly of a reddish hue, sparsely clad with greenery, or rolling hills covered by a growth of rank grass.

    0
    0
  • They live entirely on the ground, or in burrows or holes among rocks, and feed on grass, roots and other vegetable substances.

    0
    0
  • At the intersection of a street with an avenue there is usually the reservation of a small triangular grass plot at least.

    0
    0
  • Blanford considers that it dwells among grass and bushes rather than in forests.

    0
    0
  • Although its manufacturing importance is now small in comparison with that of several other Yorkshire towns, it possesses mills for spinning worsted and carpet yarns, coco-nut fibre and China grass.

    0
    0
  • It was the Calamus aromaticus of the medieval druggists and perhaps of the ancients, though the latter has been referred by some to the Citron grass, Andropogon Nardus.

    0
    0