broom grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n broom grass any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon; used in broom making
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Usage

In literature:

I pulled sage grass to cure for brooms.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I had some brooms made of tufted grass.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Us chillun used to play 'Miss Mary Jane,' and us would pat our hands and walk on broom grass.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
It is then thrust into the sand or mud in the bed of the stream with a grass broom.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Ef 'e no come 'pon you in da' crik, dun 'e come 'pon you in da' broom-grass.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The brooms the sweep the floor was sage grass cured like hay.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Ef 'e no come 'pon you in da' crik, dun 'e come 'pon you in da' broom-grass.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
A heavy-scented broom and many flowering shrubs had almost taken the place of grass.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the piney woods the natural pasturage is composed mainly of broom sedge and wire grasses.
"Florida: An Ideal Cattle State" by Florida State Live Stock Association
Songbird was very proud of her home as she bustled around, sweeping the earth floor with her broom made of coarse grass and twigs.
"Star" by Forrestine C. Hooker
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In poetry:

For unknown good is virtue still,
And virtue shows a richer bloom,
As violet, or daffodil,
When growing 'mid the grass or broom.
"Things Mysterious" by Thomas Frederick Young