Feather grass

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Feather grass (Bot) a kind of grass (Stipa pennata) which has a long feathery awn rising from one of the chaffy scales which inclose the grain.
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Usage

In literature:

The nest is formed of pine twigs, lined with feathers, soft grass, and the needle-like leaves of the fir tree.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [April, 1897]" by Various
It is a near relative of knot grass and smartweed and Prince's feather.
"Seed Dispersal" by William J. Beal
Their nests are set amid the rocks, and are quite bulky, the walls composed of grasses and the lining consisting of soft feathers.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
More feathers slowly drifted down to dot the fresh June grass with white.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
They nest in fields in close proximity to ponds or lakes, placing their nests of grasses and feathers in the tall grass.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The Mocker's nest is loosely made of leaves and grass, rags, feathers, etc., plain and comfortable.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [June, 1897]" by Various
Oh, they are built upon the ground, in a dry tuft of grass and weeds and lined with feathers.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [December, 1897], Vol 2. No 6." by Various
Some had feathers in their hair, and some long stalks of grass through the holes in their noses.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Feather-man, did you put Kitty on the nice cool grass?
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Noses down, sterns feathering zigzag over the ground, sniffing earth and leaves and grass, the hounds were brought up.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
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In poetry:

Live murmurs then the trees will blend
With all the feathered song;
The waving grass low tribute lend
Earth's music to prolong.
"Blessed Are The Meek, For They Shall Inherit The Earth" by George MacDonald
Welcome, thou little bonny thing!
Clad are the tidings thou dost bring;
Soon will the grass begin to spring,
The trees to bad,
And feathered songsters sweetly sing
In yonder wood.
"To A Snowdrop." by Samuel Bamford
Dance all ye joyful, now dance all together!
Soft is the grass, and let foot be like feather!
The river is silver, the shadows are fleeting;
Merry is May-time, and merry our meeting.
"All Ye Joyful" by J R R Tolkien
And fuzzy-headed damsels wearing hardly any clo'es
But wisps of grass and feathers — and uncommon few of those —
Used to come and dance for him o' nights beneath the golden moon
To the singing of the palm-trees and the tide in the lagoon.
"The Figurehead" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Mexican feather grass ( Nassella tenuissima ).
Plant Mexican feather grass in well-drained soil, near other xeric plants.
Karl Foerster feather reed grass .
Photo By Terrah Baker A special breed of chicken that has one-third the feathers of other breeds sits in the grass in the pastures at Prater Farms in Cedarville.
Spangled with dew in the morning or after a light shower, the silvery flower panicles of feather grasses light up a garden.
Fine-textured Mexican feather grass dances at the slightest puff of wind, providing movement like a billowing wave.
Karl Foerster feather reed grass.
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