Gazon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gazon (Fort) One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gazon In fortification turf or sod used to line parapets and the traverses of galleries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gazon ga-zon′ a sod or piece of turf, used in fortification
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gazon, turf, fr. OHG. waso, G. wasen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., grass.

Usage

In literature:

Gazonal bowed to her.
"Unconscious Comedians" by Honore de Balzac
Quelquefois ils volent a travers les arbres, et quelquefois ils couchent sur le gazon et autour de l'etang.
"Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde with a Preface by Robert Ross" by Oscar Wilde
Sur les gazons peles du Bois, il passa consciencieusement son apres-midi a chercher des fleurs.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
Deja j'entends les jeux de la foule en emoi Sur des gazons fleuris ... oh le joyeux delire!
"In Bohemia with Du Maurier" by Felix Moscheles
Les paturages, l'herbe et le gazon suivent la meme progression.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
The workmen are giving it the finishing stroke, and cover the epaulments with gazon.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
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In science:

Gazon, for the Pierre Auger Collaboration, J.
Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: A Short Review
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