rye grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rye grass any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rye grass (Bot) See under Grass. See also Ray grass, and Darnel.
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Usage

In literature:

That would answer better for rye than grass; but then, what would become of my Lord's deer?
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every spear of grass was destroyed, and the wheat and rye fields were terribly cut up.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
This practice is particularly calculated for second crops of clover and rye-grass.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 284, November 24, 1827" by Various
The grasses they fed upon were mixtures of cocks-foot, timothy, rye-grass, and white clover.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
The stem which we have picked is the stem of perennial Rye Grass.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
Artificial pasture was extended and there was increased use of clover, sainfoin, and rye-grass.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Each bush or clump of rye grass or willow thicket might hide an enemy.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
What I never observed before, the rye-grass, or coarse bent, suffered more than the clover.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I paid $134 for grass seed and seed rye.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Rye-grass, 178-9, 218, 276.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
Follow with wheat or rye and grass.
"Guano" by Solon Robinson
The Blue Grass is slow, but the Rye and Red Top produce speedier results.
"Making a Lawn" by Luke Joseph Doogue
Rye-grass suited for sewage, 435.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It occurs not only on rye but on wheat, and many of the wild grasses.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
That would answer better for rye than grass; but then, what would become of my Lord's deer?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
Western Rye Grass, W. S. Creighton, Stalwart, Saskatchewan.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
We rode on a mile further and saw a young antelope lying down in some tall rye-grass.
"Cruisings in the Cascades" by George O. Shields
The common type of winter dwelling was a sort of tipi made of rye grass.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
He was growing turnips, corn, rye, oats, hay and orchard grass.
"Salona, Fairfax County, Virginia" by Ellen Anderson
Slowly and cautiously my brother and I came on, beating the brush and the tall rye grass.
"True Bear Stories" by Joaquin Miller
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In poetry:

Unkempt, untidy, absent-minded,
Soaked through with smell of dill and rye,
With linden-blossom, grass and beet-leaves,
The meadow-scented month July.
"July" by Boris Pasternak
"'Oh the hoof an' the horn, the roots an' the corn,
The flock in the fold an' the pigs in the pen,
Rye-grass an' clover, an' barns brimmin' over,
They feed the King's horses an' feed the King's men'"
"Speed The Plough: A Country Song" by Cicely Fox Smith
"'Wi' the shocks an' the sheaves, the lambs an' the beeves,
The ducks an' the geese an' the good speckled hen,
Rye-grass an' clover, an' barns brimmin' over,
To feed the King's horses an' feed the King's men.'"
"Speed The Plough: A Country Song" by Cicely Fox Smith