rye grass


  • 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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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

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