beach grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beach grass tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beach grass (Bot) a coarse grass (Ammophila arundinacea), growing on the sandy shores of lakes and seas, which, by its interlaced running rootstocks, binds the sand together, and resists the encroachment of the waves.
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Usage

In literature:

And there were flowers everywhere, and in back from the beach the grass was thick and lush and neck-high.
"The Night-Born" by Jack London
To the west of the pond is a wide expanse of rock and grass, of beach and marsh.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
The man turned his gaze inward to the green of the beach-grass beyond the sand where he could make out a bit of twisting road.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Item, sand-beach, with green grass, looking like a meadow, beyond.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
Beach-pea and sweet marsh lavender tint the sand, and stunted fringed orchids gleam in the coarse grass farther inland.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Much of the county is a region of sands, salt-marshes, beach-grass and scattered woods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
We ran swiftly along the beach, Don and I, and then turned into the grass to make a short cut for Graves's house.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Between the church and the beach rose a high hillock covered with grass, and as high as the church tower.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Ashore, the palms bent like grass in the succeeding gusts, and the ocean beaches reverberated with a furious surf.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
They strolled up the beach and sat down on a green clump of grass overlooking the sea.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

There is no color on the tide,
No color on the helpless sky;
Across the beach,—a safe, small sound—
The grass-hid crickets cry.
"Gloucester Harbor" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Tufts, follicles, grubstake
biennial rosettes, a low-
life beach-blond scruff of
couch grass: notwithstanding
the interglinting dregs
"Vacant Lot With Pokeweed" by Amy Clampitt
They hear the wash on Chelsea Beach,—­
The level marsh they pass,
Where miles on miles the desert reach
Is rough with bitter grass.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Steve Morrow of Gulf Shores caught his first wahoo last week while trolling amid grass southeast of Orange Beach.
The Outer Sunset resident said Kurt tripped and fell in a gopher hole the first time he played on Beach Chalet 's grass fields.
A child's deflated swimming pool and plastic beach toys are scattered on the dirt and grass alongside the house.
Endangered green sea turtles are attracted to sea grass beds on Palm Beach County's Lake Worth Lagoon.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Kasey Kahne's car slid through the infield grass Wednesday during the second practice session, costing him 14 positions in Thursday's second Gatorade Duel.
The beach, covered in green grasses, at Corson's Inlet State Park on Corson's Inlet, N.J.
"Beached Boat in Grass" by Paul R Berger .
Greener grass, promising more revenue or faster project completion for Lumitec LLC in Delray Beach, Fla. Has beckoned John Kujawa, its president.
In a small chartered plane to write about a US Department of Agriculture effort to stabilize sand dunes with European beach grasses.
"Beached Boat in Grass" by Paul R Berger.
Students plant beach grass at Cherry and Webb Beach in Westport this fall.
Replacing invasive plants with beach grass .
Replacing invasive plants with beach grass.
Some kids use the pedestrian bridge to cross over the tall grass and railroad tracks and head toward the beach at Pierce County's Chambers Creek Properties.
The grass-roots effort to create a place on the Santa Monica Beach for dogs to roam off-leash and enjoy the surf and sand is one the Daily Press supports.
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