Hare's-tail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hare's-tail (Bot) A kind of grass (Eriophorum vaginatum). See Cotton grass, under Cotton.
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Usage

In literature:

Turk's mustachio, my dog a Grecian hare's lips, and my cat the train or tail of a Thracian rat.
"Every Man Out Of His Humour" by Ben Jonson
Scarcely had our laughter died away when the door opened and there entered in the sweep of a blizzard's tail Billy O'Hare.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
But I was surprised when I went sailing over that fence, and I didn't mean to carry off Mr. Hare's tail.
"The Hollow Tree Snowed-In" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He was armed with a long rod, one end tipped with a hare's foot and the other with a hare's tail.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Hare's ear body, ribbed with silver twist, a greyish dark hackle, the colour of the dark fur on the ear, mallard wings, and tail of the same.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
The hare proposed that they should fasten each other's tail, and the inkalimeva agreed.
"South-African Folk-Tales" by James A. Honey
But I was surprised when I went sailing over that fence, and I didn't mean to carry off Mr. Hare's tail.
"The Hollow Tree Snowed-in Book" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The hare took the lion's skin and propped it up against the entrance to the cave, and tied it with string to one of the hyaena's tail.
"Black Tales for White Children" by C. H. Stigand
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In news:

Find information on planting and growing Hare's tails and see pictures from the Plant Encyclopedia at Better Homes and Gardens.
Perhaps the most graceful of the annual ornamental grasses, hare's tail offers soft, fluffy seed heads atop sturdy stems.
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