wheat-grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wheat-grass a grass of the genus Agropyron
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Usage

In literature:

Whether any considerable area of these sage plains will ever thus be made to blossom in grass and wheat, experience will show.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
When a man has got used to delving for gold or silver, cutting grass and wheat does seem a slow kind of business.
"The Man Between" by Amelia E. Barr
Last year there had been a bad wheat crop; this year there was at present scarcely any grass.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
The grass is covered with thistles and wheat grows in the flower-beds surrounded by rose-bushes.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
The grass was ten inches high, and resembled a field of wheat.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
They breed as many as eight at a litter, in a little round nest composed of the blades of grass or wheat.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1" by Gilbert White
Wheat, barley, oats, grasses, roots, and vines, are the staple agricultural produce.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Begin hewing and hacking till you have cleared two or three acres for wheat, oats, and grass, with a plot for potatoes and Indian corn.
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
I was at first inclined to take it for wheat-straw, but other parties insisted that it was mountain grass.
"Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos" by Adolphus Bandelier
Where winter wheat does not thrive in the north, it is dropped out, and the seeding to clover and grass is with the oat crop.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Bread, wheat, a grass.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I should say that Grass, Wheat and the Vine are the chief staples.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
It has also been used with beneficial results for wheat, grass, and turnips.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Seldom had there been such grass for cattle or such a yield of wheat.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
They eat the tender grass in the spring, and sometimes, if they live near farms, they break into the corn and wheat fields.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
They are cutting grass and wheat on the battle-fields of Austerlitz and Sedan and Waterloo.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
I want to be within reach of red leaves, and wheat-stubble, and fat quail running in the roadside grass.
"The Preliminaries" by Cornelia A. P. Comer
She looked back the way she had come, but the wheat fields were lost behind a gently undulating horizon of grass.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
The "Wheat Field" is alongside, now grass-grown.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook
The lofty growing bamboo is a kind of grass, and the sugarcane also belongs to the same class with wheat and oats.
"Thought-Culture" by William Walker Atkinson
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In poetry:

Magic webs of gold and green
Rainbow sheen
Mesh the maze of flower and fern,
Cuckoo-grass and meadow-sweet,
And the wheat
Where the crimson poppies burn.
"Butterflies" by Alfred Noyes
All sweet things he bade sift, and ground
As a man grindeth wheat in mills
With strong wheels alway going round;
He gave thee corn, and grass that fills
The cattle on a thousand hills.
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Wind blows and bleaches the strong grass,
Blown all one way to shelter it
From trample of strayed kine, with feet
Felt heavier than the moorhen was,
Strayed up past patches of wild wheat.
"The Sundew" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Warmth and light, buzzing bumblebees, wheat ears and grasses,
Azure skies - of high summer the birth…
To his prodigal son will the Lord say: "Confess, pray -
Have you known true contentment on earth?"
""Warmth and light, buzzing bumblebees…"" by Ivan Bunin
The churchyard lies still in the heat,
With its handful of mouldering bone,
As still as the long stalk of wheat
In the shadow that sits by the stone,
As still as the grass at my feet
When I walk in the meadows alone.
"A Noonday Melody" by George MacDonald
Oh 'twas a poor country, in Autumn it was bare,
The only green was the cutting grass and the sheep found little there.
Oh, the thin wheat and the brown oats were never two foot high,
But down in the poor country no pauper was I.
"The Poor, Poor Country" by John Shaw Neilson

In news:

Some farmers want to grow more canola because it's a profitable alternative to grass seed and wheat.
New product to control annual grass weeds in spring and winter wheat registered in four states, several state registrations still pending.
"No-till planting of alfalfa, turnips, summer-annual grasses or other cover crops into wheat stubble has many advantages," says Anderson.
Wheat geneticists have historically designated the genomes of those parent grasses as the A, B and D genomes , each containing a similar set of genes.
Then they compared these known grass genes to direct ancestors of wheat, whose genomes are much simpler than modern wheat cereal grasses.
"The protein requirements of a dry cow can be met by allowing her to graze on wheat pasture for one day and returning her to dry pasture grass or hay for the subsequent two days to three days," he said.
"Bound Like Grass" is McLaughlin's account of her own — and her family's — struggle to survive on their isolated wheat and cattle farm.
Huskie Complete offers spring, winter and durum wheat growers postemergence control of grass and broadleaf weeds, even those resisting acetolactate synthase (ALS), Oxen and glyphosate chemistries.
The seed is a mixture of slender wheat and triticale grasses.
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