Beard grass


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beard grass (Bot) a coarse, perennial grass of different species of the genus Andropogon.
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In literature:

His scanty beard, as well as his frizzled hair, was the color of dead grass.
"The Certain Hour" by James Branch Cabell
Originally this branch stream went by the name of the Big Beard, because of a peculiar grass that fringed it.
"Last of the Great Scouts" by Helen Cody Wetmore
Zigzagging over the field I came upon a grey-bearded soldier lying in the grass and fell headlong.
"Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller
Its bristling horns, long beard, and keen eyes were visible, though the ferns and grass concealed its body.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
The king stood staring up in speechless amazement, and trembled so that his beard shook like grass in the wind.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
This grass, when ripe, has a very bad reputation among ranchmen for the annoyance the bearded grain causes them.
"Seed Dispersal" by William J. Beal

In poetry:

So sat they once at Christmas,
And bade the goblet pass;
In their beards the red wine glistened
Like dew-drops in the grass.
"By The Fireside : King Witlaf's Drinking-horn" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This grass is very dark to be from the white heads of old
Darker than the colorless beards of old men,
Dark to come from under the faint red roofs of mouths.
"A child said, What is the grass?" by Walt Whitman
Little soldier with the golden helmet,
What are you guarding on my lawn?
You with your green gun
And your yellow beard,
Why do you stand so stiff?
There is only the grass to fight!
"Dandelion" by Hilda Conkling
Oh birds!—small pilgrims of the summer weather,
Come hither, for my darling loved ye well;—
Here floats the thistle down for you to gather,
And bearded grasses ripen in the dell.
"Written in a Cemetary" by Kate Seymour Maclean