panic grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n panic grass any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Panic grass (Bot) any grass of the genus Panicum.
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Usage

In literature:

In the evening of our second day at Serotli, a hyaena, appearing suddenly among the grass, succeeded in raising a panic among our cattle.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Of the wild grasses they are almost all exclusively tropical forms, Paniceous or Andropogoneous.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Panic ran like fire in dry grass.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The disorder increased; panic might come like the wind in the grass.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Those actually displaced by the grass infected others, through whose homes they passed in their flight, with their own panic.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Men, too, with panic-stricken eyes, sat down on the grass, helpless and useless.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The mother had dropped it or missed it in her panic, and the little thing lay whimpering in the bear-grass.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
In this wild panic they dashed quickly through the grasses, which just before had been so wearisome an obstacle.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Panic seized the human herd, grovelling for shrimps in the sandy soil with its tufts of red grasses.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In news:

Ian King Panic Grass And Fever Few.
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