greensward

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greensward surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Greensward Turf green with grass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n greensward Turf green with grass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Greensward sward or turf green with grass
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gréne; Ger. grün, Dut. groen, green, Ice. grænn, allied to grow.

Usage

In literature:

The course was a great level field of greensward, oval in shape, with the track in beautiful condition.
"The Tory Maid" by Herbert Baird Stimpson
Presently the road changed from a trough of dust into a ribbon of greensward.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
On the greensward lay William in anguish extended, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
On the greensward lay William in anguish extended, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
And, indeed, it was little wonder, for she was as fair and sweet a damsel as ever tripped over the greensward.
"Our Little Lady" by Emily Sarah Holt
The sky it is, looking down upon me, it is the greensward flaunting rich multitude of flowers.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
But I do not like anything about the place better than these trees and greensward.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
An intelligent farmer of my acquaintance having a piece of greensward to break up, and having three work-horses, determined to employ them all.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
There is no greensward in the tropics, grass is not cultivated, and hay is never made.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
My feet trod the greensward more firmly.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
O frail, frail tree of Life, that upon the greensward strows Its fair young buds unopened, with every wind that blows!
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
From one of these comfortable perches you look down upon a lively scene of foliage, flowers, greensward, gay costumes and frolicking children.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
At last, very suddenly it seemed, the soldiers broke ranks and scattered over the greensward, running hither and thither like ants.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
There is no greensward in the tropics, and hay is never made.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
An easy method of raising good cabbages is on greensward.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
There was also a stretch of natural greensward, laid down by the Casino gardener.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
Below, one story only, lay a soft carpet of greensward, shimmering in the moonlight.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
They are all at sixes and sevens upon the greensward at the edge of the heather.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Touching the greensward, there is a feeling as if the great earth sent a mystic influence through the frame.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
But the woman in the gray cloak was safe with Tess and Dot on the greensward.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In poetry:

By the rock near the wave,
Where her first kiss she gave,
On the greensward, to me,—
Something I see!
Is it she?
"May Song II" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Beauty, that glorious thing thou seest
Shyly, invisibly,
To wed thee waits, this maidenhood
Of greensward, tree, and sky."
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Parch, fever's burning eye, this park,
This greensward beautiful,
Her flesh ; the eternal violet
Lies caverned, mossy, cool;
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
All the widely sweeping greensward
Shifts and swims from knoll to knoll;
Grey rough-fingered oak and elm wood
Push her by from bole to bole.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
His doublet and hat on the greensward he threw,
He wrapt round the left arm his cloak;
And out of its scabbard his broadsword he drew,
And stood with his back to an oak.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
He hears a sound of timbrels, and suddenly appear
A troop of ruddy damsels and herdsmen drawing near;
They reach the castle greensward, and gayly dance across;
The white sleeves flit and glimmer, the wreaths and ribands toss.
"The Count Of Griers" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Maymont — with its rolling greenswards and theme-based gardens — is an amenity that's become integral to the life of the city.
The greenswards of Palm Valley make for pitch-perfect picnics , especially when outdoor concerts are in session.
Eileen Ward and her husband Peter have owned and operated Greensward of Marco, Inc, a lawn maintenance and landscaping company since 1981.
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