star grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n star grass perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill
    • n star grass trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
    • n star grass any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America
    • n star grass any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Death Star death ray control panel from the original is actually the control panel of Grass Valley Group GVG 300 Video (television) production switcher
    • Star grass (Bot) A small grasslike plant (Hypoxis erecta) having star-shaped yellow flowers
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.”
  • Walt Whitman
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    “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

Usage

In literature:

The stars flickered as the wind of the dawn, whispering over the grasses, touched his face.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
He lay upon the grass at her feet with his hands clasped under his head and his face turned up to the stars.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
Stars in the grass, and roses dear, Earth is full sweet, though heaven is near.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
If the stars get loose about the grass by mistake; or if, once or twice, the sunset gets into the east.
"Magic" by G.K. Chesterton
Then she thought of the little turkeys wandering in the grass, of the children sleeping at last, of the quiet, wonderful stars.
"The Arena" by Various
Then she thought of the little turkeys wandering in the grass, of the children sleeping at last, of the quiet, wonderful stars.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Then she thought of the little turkeys wandering in the grass, of the children sleeping at last, of the quiet, wonderful stars.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
The grass was starred with crocuses.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Amid several kinds of tufted grasses were seen growing a small purple flower and the white star of the chickweed.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
The word might have been grave instead of grass, or star instead of stall.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo M√ľnsterberg
See, there is no star left in the jar, nor has any red star tumbled out with the water onto the grass.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
The grass was starred with flowers.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Scores of Oncidium splendidum starred the tall grass all around!
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
At the second bend stood the ranch houses and corrals of the Star C, in a country rich in grass and water.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
Far above me, move the stars, and I am nothing more than a flower or a blade of grass clinging to the earth.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Among the Guests star-scatter'd on the Grass, ... turn down an empty Glass.
"Men, Women and Guns" by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
Here was now, since the rain had fallen, fair green grass starred with flowers.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
Already the sapphire star grass is hiding in the meadows.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
Everything must submit to the law of causality; to explain a blade of grass we must dismount the stars.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
The way up to the topmost seats is through grass and weeds starred with tiny flowerets, mantling over the scars of Time.
"Vistas in Sicily" by Arthur Stanley Riggs
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In poetry:

On nights like this the huddled sheep
Are like white clouds upon the grass,
And merry herdsmen guard their sleep
And chat and watch the big stars pass.
"The Fourth Shepherd" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Stretched under you, this curling dome of grass
would sound its voices in the gravel-
but you are unaware - and now you pass
through foreign stars, a fool.
"Field In Spring" by Nichita Stanescu
Her eyes are bluebells now, her voice a bird,
And the long sighing grass her elegy;
She who a woman was is now a star
In the high heaven shining down on me.
""Her Eyes Are Bluebells Now"" by Richard Le Gallienne
The grass has faded, the desert is grim,
A lonely tomb dreams an orphan's dream,
And only in the sky, like an eternal idea,
The stars' golden eyelashes sparkle.
"By Life Tormented" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
When the storm was proudest,
And the wind was loudest,
I heard the hollow caverns drinking down below;
When the stars were bright,
And the ground was white,
I heard the grasses springing underneath the snow.
"When The Storm Was Proudest" by George MacDonald
The trees turned grass; the clouds were riven;
His feet were mountains lost in heaven;
Through strange new skies he rose alone,
The earth fell from him like a stone,
And his own limbs beneath him far
Seemed tapering down to touch a star.
"A Fairy Tale" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

In this Journal Star file photo from July 2, 2012, a tuft of grass grows in a patch of sun-baked farmland outside Princevillen.
Grass courts star at All England club.
Palin's star may have faded, but her grass-roots influence persists.
In the fall, ornamental grasses are stars in the garden, their feathery plumes glowing in the autumn light.
North Star Mine House in Grass Valley, hosted by Bear Yuba Land Trust.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Coming out of Norcross High School, Jodie Meeks was a 4-star guard who chose UK over Alabama.
Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger Flames burn fields of dry grasses surrounding the Izod Center and several industrial complexes in Carlstadt last week.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is selling cars at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester, his first job after eight years as state agriculture commissioner.
Grass Widow "Past TIme" (Kill Rock Stars).
Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grass-roots mentality -- a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Karl Towns, the 7-foot New Jersey prep star announced Tuesday morning he will attend the University of Kentucky.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer is selling cars at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester , his first job after eight years as state agriculture commissioner.
Bring a blanket and sit on the outfield grass for an evening of opera under the stars with friends and family.
The Weeds star thinks NYC needs more grass.
Multiple grade I stakes winner Winchester heads a field of seven grass runners entered for the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr IIIT), a 1 1/2-mile turf event July 23.
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