arrow grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arrow grass tufted perennial found in shallow water or marshland; sometimes poisons livestock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arrow grass (Bot) An herbaceous grasslike plant (Triglochin palustre, and other species) with pods opening so as to suggest barbed arrowheads.
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In literature:

When the last one fell, he ran thither and picking up his magic arrow wiped it carefully on the soft grass.
"Old Indian Legends" by Zitkala-Sa
Heracles took up his bow and he shot arrow after arrow at the monster, and he left him dead in the deep grass of the pastures.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
He consumes with his arrow my troops like fire (consuming) dry grass.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Triglochin palustre (Marsh Arrow-grass) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
There I saw a figure, all gray, cleaving the grasses in flight as swift as an arrow.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
His bow and arrows fell upon the grass, for he had no longer any hands with which to hold them.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
You're worse to find than an arrow in the grass.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
The shaft is made of the flower-stalk of the arrow-grass.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The arrows of our people mowed them like the grass upon the prairie when a herd of wild horses feeds upon it.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Making certain his bow, quiver of arrows, grass rope and flint knife were in their accustomed places, Tharn set out for a leisurely stroll.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne

In poetry:

Broken, it too abandoned the alpine pastures and followed
The merry murmur of the stream below, a fiery arrow,
The wanderer in search of warmer pastures and winter grass
Which it will never touch!
"The Old Deer" by Ndre Mjeda

In news:

Found with the Iceman are a copper axe, leather clothes, flint tools, shoes lined with grass, and a quiver full of arrows.