silk grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n silk grass valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Silk grass (Bot) a kind of grass (Stipa comata) of the Western United States, which has very long silky awns. The name is also sometimes given to various species of the genera Aqave and Yucca.
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In literature:

A mass of wet grass, marched upon, rustled like silk.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
A mass of wet grass, marched upon, rustled like silk.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Sometimes the tissue is strings of silk-grass, twisted and knotted at the end.
"First Across the Continent" by Noah Brooks
Now, as she stood up she kicked from her feet the clumsy deer skin boots and, from beneath her parka extracted grass slippers light as silk.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
She had one shapely silk-clad leg crossed over the other, and a small foot resting on the grass.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
Over the bird is a blue cloud, heavily worked in blue silk, and beneath is a small grass plot.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
Silk-grass, a much-vaunted product, was sent back to England on the first ships and was everywhere being experimented with.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Their blowpipes hung from the roof of the hut, carefully suspended by a silk grass cord.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
He dropped to his knees, feeling dry grass prick his skin through his silk hose.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Her husband went daily to cut grass, and she sat at home making head-collars with the silks for horses.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Pale privet-petals white as milk
Are blown into a snowy mass:
The roses lie upon the grass
Like little shreds of crimson silk.
"Le Jardin" by Oscar Wilde
Her skirt was o the grass-green silk,
Her mantle o the velvet fyne,
At ilka tett of her horse's mane
Hang fifty siller bells and nine.
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
Oh, when the land is white as milk
With bloom that lets no leaf between,
When trees are clad in grass-green silk
And thrushes sing in a gold screen:
What is it ails Dark Rosaleen?
"Menace" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Monba (blue silks) and Cowboy Cal earned their way to Louisville with a 1-2 finish in the Blue Grass (gr.