quick grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quick grass European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quick grass (Bot) See Quitch grass.
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Quotations

  • Thomas F. Kennedy
    Thomas F. Kennedy
    “Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.”

Usage

In literature:

He turned and walked quickly away along the broad grass path.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
This is an excellent fodder grass and it grows quickly and stands cutting very well.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Unfortunately the presence of the grass prevented quick eviction of the unwelcome visitors.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
There's some fine grass and plenty of water, and they ought to pick up very quickly.
"Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
The grass and the bushes would now cover it up all the more quickly.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
They ran quickly over the dew-laden grass.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Hidden by the grass he crept towards the gowns and quickly took one of them.
"Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore" by Laure Claire Foucher
They walked on quickly over the starry yellow flowers in the grass.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
Ralph quickly dragged the man out of the range of the fire and upon the grass.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
At the sight of them, Alice kicked her little feet with joy, which caused her to slip quickly through Willie's arms on to the grass.
"What the Blackbird said" by Mrs. Frederick Locker
Quickly, he wound some grass into a twist, lit it and waved it back and forth above his head three times.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
The whole platoon was thrashing through the grass in their direction and the Rumi were gone as quickly as they had come.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
He walked quickly over the grass and stood at the glass doors looking in.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The same is true with sheep; they also bite off the grass and swallow it quickly.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
Quickly turning inshore, he ran his canoe up a waterway and into the long grass.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
When he saw that I had discovered him, he sprung quickly to the ground, and darted away through the long grass.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
Again raising his head to a level with the grass-tufts, he sent a quick, rapid look at the Kaffirs.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
There was a rustling in the grass, and a quick patter of feet.
"The Induna's Wife" by Bertram Mitford
As soon as the quickly prepared meal was over, the men stretched out on the green grass beneath the palms and slept.
"Tahara" by Harold M. Sherman
While we all stared in surprise at the fallen men, Jasper Jezzan, quick to take stock of the situation, looked out over the high grass.
"Spacewrecked on Venus" by Neil R. Jones
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In poetry:

The time away doth quickly pass,
That they are in full blow;
They are like dew upon the grass,
Or like the winter's snow.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
For, like a bird on breezes waft,
She quickly, quickly passes;
O Cupid, Cupid, draw your shaft;
And bring her to the grasses!
"O Cupid, Cupid; Get Your Bow!" by Henry Lawson
'The hawthorn's faint and quickly gone,
The grass in autumn dies;
Put by your life, and see the spring
With everlasting eyes.'
"In Memoriam D. O. M." by William Kerr
But oh, to-day I heard a strain,
A happy, martial, quick refrain,
As down across the garden grass
I saw the marching flowers pass:
"Parade" by John Chipman Farrar
Peggy was kind,
She would save the blind
Black fly that shimmered the ale,
And her quick hand stopped
If a grass-moth dropped
In the drifted snows of the pail.
"For Charity's Sake" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The boys, terror-stricken,
Stand still, all but one: He sees in a moment
The thing to be done. He has lighted the grass,
The quick flames leap in the air; And the pathway before them
Lies blackened and bare.
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

Winds gusting out of the southeast at 22 mph moved the grass fire quickly and smoke could be seen inside city limits.
Talk to Ridgway native Linda Scott for a while and you will quickly be able to see that she isn't one to let grass grow under her feet.
Ashley Warden, the toddler's mother said the boy is being potty trained and decided to go quickly in the grass rather than in his pull up diaper.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. After leading Morehead State to back-to-back 20-win seasons, a first in school history, coach Donnie Tyndall is quietly, but quickly showing up on the short lists of needy athletic directors.
On one of the windiest days in recent weeks, a grass fire spread quickly towards the farm.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Why do people run through large sums of money quickly.
A vegetation fire was quickly contained between Idaho Maryland and Bennett St, Grass Valley around noon Monday.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Officials at the federal government's Y-12 nuclear weapons plant say a small fire today at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility was quickly extinguished .
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. One can just take a quick walk ouside and feel just how moist the air is and it isn't pleasant.
BOONE, Iowa—The fall brings about a number of projects for city departments and the Boone Parks Department is moving quickly to prep the downtown Veterans Memorial Park for grass seeding.
Tall grass quickly weakens, and that allows weeds to get a good start.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Officials at the federal government's Y-12 nuclear weapons plant say a small fire today at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility was quickly extinguished.
Set below the green tops of trees casting shadows across the grass, the annual Savor Idaho event pits Boise taste denizens in a battle against filling their stomachs too quickly.
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