dog grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dog grass European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dog grass (Bot) a grass (Triticum caninum) of the same genus as wheat.
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Usage

In literature:

If a dog loses his appetite, he eats "dog grass," while a sick cat delights in catnip.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Alan scrambled to the bank and laid the dog on the grass.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
That poor dog of yours must want a little grass," said the widow, "always being on board.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
A very old crippled peasant, searching in the grass for truffles, with a little dog, stole timidly up and looked too.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
In this respect it was like cobwebs: dogs nosing it on grass, were blindfolded with it.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Some, as the prairie-dogs, live upon grasses, while others subsist chiefly upon seeds, berries, and leaves.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
He taught his horse to devour flesh and his dogs to eat grass.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
One of the dogs scented something in the grass, and barked in a manner to attract the attention of his owners.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Prairie dogs live upon grass, and near their burrows the grass is cropped quite short by their flat, chisel-shaped teeth.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Some, as the prairie-dogs, live upon grasses, while others subsist chiefly upon seeds, berries, and leaves.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I wish you the gude o't that the dogs get o' grass.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The dogs quieting again, she caught the sound of faint movements and calls in the grass.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
As for Barlow, that active dog refused to even sit down another time on the grass of Penniman's Corners.
"Harper's Young People, August 31, 1880" by Various
Somewhere dogs were barking, and a cricket sang creaking monotony in the grass.
"The Hoofer" by Walter M. Miller
The leveret, peeping over the grass-tops, saw the dog coming rapidly on.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
They came slowly, creeping low like dogs stalking game in the grass.
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
The grass in front of the dog-house was worn away, leaving the soil packed hard.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
There are some who can go near to paint dogs and horses, but a meadow of mowing grass, not one of them can paint that.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
A day or so later while passing through the woods the dog saw the rabbit frisking in the tall grass.
"The Upward Path" by Various
Buck and a dog was stretched out on the grass in the sun sound asleep.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
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In poetry:

Dogs are tracing thro' the grass,
Crows are cawing round the chimneys,
In and out among the washing
Goes the West at hide-and-seek.
" Anterotics" by William Ernest Henley
An' there, among the many cries
O' sheep an' lambs, my dog do pass
A zultry hour, wi' blinkèn eyes,
An' nose a-stratch'd upon the grass;
"The Shepherd O’ The Farm" by William Barnes
IN dog-days plowmen quit their toil,
And frog-ponds in the meadow boil,
And grasses on the upland broil,
And all the coiling things uncoil,
And eggs and meats and Christians spoil.
"The Swimmer" by John Crowe Ransom
And so I bought a hamburg steak,
Primed it with powdered glass,
And left it for her dog to take
With gulping from the grass:
Since then, although I lie awake
I have not seen it pass.
"My Feud" by Robert W Service
They found the doors securely barred,
They found the watch-dog in the yard,
There was no footprint in the grass,
And none had seen the stranger pass.
Dead rides Sir Morten of Fogelsang.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part. 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf VI. -- The Wraith Of Od" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Over the mounds stood the nettles in pride,
And, where no fine flowers, there kind weeds dared to wave;
It seemed but as yesterday she lay by my side,
And now my dog ate of the grass on her grave.
"The Child's Grave" by Edmund Blunden

In news:

The famed Job's Daughters Corn Dogs at the Nevada County Fair spurred a line of more than 20 people Wednesday morning at the fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Many neighborhood dogs are destroying our front grass.
These cute adorable dogs haven't had a chance to see the light of day or walk on grass their entire lives.
Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday — 79 calls for service 8:23 am — A caller from Butler Street reported ongoing speeding with two cats and a dog having been run over.
The grass-roots organization Detroit Dog Park -- led by a board of seven pooch pals who live or - 12:16 am.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Kentucky coach John Calipari thought he had seen it all, then he received fan mail from a dog.
Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif. Dean Jitchaku, an apprentice meat cutter, hands a package of grass-fed beef to a customer at the Whole Foods Market Kahala store in Honolulu on Sept 28, 2012.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Tonight, a man faces charges because police say he kept his dog in horrible conditions.
Photo for The Union by Christopher Rosacker Lazy Dog Chocolateria opened its doors at 111 Mill St in downtown Grass Valley on Nov 14.
This dog — some kind of pug/bulldog freak mix — goes straight to my greenest grass every time it has to take a poo , and it really builds up by the time I need to use the yard for my summertime tiki parties.
As Tom Gaston mowed a section of grass in his backyard, he knew that when the day came, this is exactly where he would bury his dog.
You never know when you will need it for anyone with children playing in tall grass or hunters, dogs or anyone who even steps outside in summer.
The grass-roots effort to create a place on the Santa Monica Beach for dogs to roam off-leash and enjoy the surf and sand is one the Daily Press supports.
Waching my dog Jewel relax on the grass enjoying the sun.
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