wool grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wool grass grass often cultivated for its long white-ribbed leaves and large plumes resembling those of pampas grass
    • n wool grass sedge of eastern North America having numerous clustered woolly spikelets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wool grass (Bot) a kind of bulrush (Scirpus Eriophorum) with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
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Usage

In literature:

Marion colored again, and her nervous movement upset the work-basket; balls of cotton and wool rolled upon the grass.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He has turned his grass into wool, and thus got its value into a much more compact form.
"Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels; Vermont" by Jacob Abbott
In these tubes are fastened a piece of grass and a piece of sheep's wool.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
But I can cut grass and card wool.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
Even in the grass, moss roses, clad in close-fitting garments of green wool, seemed to be awaiting the advent of love.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
It is woven of sticks and grasses and lined with wool which I myself pick from the sheep's back.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
All three stood around the spot where the chopped grass and shawl-wool were to be set on fire.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The wool comes from the sheep, which eats grass which grows from the ground.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
That is because climate and grasses are just right for the growth of wool.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Even the two and one-half billion pounds of wool consumed yearly is converted grass.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
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In news:

The carpets are made of sea grass and wool.
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