prairie grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prairie grass handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn
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Usage

In literature:

For twenty miles inland the prairie grass lay prostrate.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The prairie was covered with cinders, and the grass was burned and withered.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
The bison or buffaloes, of which mention has been made, were found in the open spaces or prairies where there was plenty of grass.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
Some distance beyond the rocky place Jack caught view of a prairie covered with brush and long dry grass.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Bring home a piece of prairie grass.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
The prairie grass was dry, though still mingled with a green undergrowth.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
After an hour's riding they came to the first good grass, a charming little "prairie" beside the stream that Clare had christened Meander.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
The sunbeams twinkled through the dew-drops, and the grass of the prairie seemed decked with diamonds.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Distance stood over the land, casting trees farther away, and spreading the prairies of grass with her magic.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
In fact, the marks in the prairie grass appeared more numerous than a single horse would be likely to make.
"The Young Adventurer" by Horatio Alger
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In poetry:

OF old the Winds came romping down,
Oh, wild and free were they!
They bent the prairie grasses low
And made a place to play.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
I heard their young hearts crying
Loveward above the glancing oar
And heard the prairie grasses sighing:
No more, return no more!
"Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba" by James Joyce
The Noon-Sun prayed a prairie rose
To blanch for him her blossom's hue,
But to the Plain all love she owes;
Beneath that mother's grass she grew.
"The Prairie Rose" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The long grass burned brown
In the summer's fierce heat, Snaps brittle and dry
'Neath the traveller's feet, As over the prairie,
Through all the long day, His white, tent-like wagon
Moves slow on its way.
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary
Behold this compost! behold it well!
Perhaps every mite has once form'd part of a sick person—Yet behold!
The grass of spring covers the prairies,
The bean bursts noiselessly through the mould in the garden,
"This Compost" by Walt Whitman
And then the hunter's savoury fare at tranquil eventide,
The dappled deer I shot to-day upon the green hill-side:
My feasted hounds are slumbering round beside the watercourse,
And plenty of sweet prairie-grass for thee, my noble horse,--
"Adventure" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

"I've had calls from producers saying 'my grass is gone,'" Brent Griffin, Prairie County Extension Staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.
The National Road rose from dust and prairie grass to become the blueprint for an ocean-to-ocean highway also known as US Route 40.
Native prairie grasses make for a carefree garden.
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — Tiffany Vincent came to Kansas to burn prairie grass.
Native prairie grasses and wetlands surround the building.
Habitat Native mixed-grass prairie, restored grasslands , wetlands, small ponds, and riparian habitat.
Boxcar, prairie grass bring art to downtown rooftop.
Controlled Prairie Grass Burn for Saving Birds Through Habitat.
It's taken months, but the limits for the 14-acre tract of native prairie grass are set.
Switchgrass , a prairie grass grown on marginal farmland and processed into ethanol, can produce five times more energy than it takes to grow the crop, according to a new study.
The Regal Meadow is one of a dwindling number of tall grass prairies in existence, and the Nature Conservancy hopes to reverse this depletion one prairie at a time.
As a member of the Winnebago County Board, Polly Berg (pictured) was a tireless advocate for conservation, leading the board to designate no-mow areas to preserve natural prairie wildflowers and grasses.
Conservative,' the populist has lit a grass-roots prairie fire.
Guides with lanterns will lead groups down the trail to meet a variety of characters, such as:Woodsy Owl, the Landfill Ghost, and the Prairie Grass Rap Group.
Re-enactor Richard Elliott, a Edna, Kan. Resident, takes his horses to graze on the natural grasses at Prairie State Park Saturday afternoon during the Prairie Jubilee .
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