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Knife grass

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Knife grass (Bot) a tropical American sedge (Scleria latifolia), having leaves with a very sharp and hard edge, like a knife.
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Usage

In literature:

It will be recollected that on the discovery of the murder, a knife was found on the grass outside the house.
"A Book of Remarkable Criminals" by H. B. Irving
Mademoiselle Source was lying at the bottom on the grass, her throat cut with a knife.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 8 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
Mademoiselle Source was lying at the bottom on the grass, her throat cut with a knife.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
The wounded were laid down on the grass to wait their turn for the surgeon's knife.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
The knife lay just beyond his reach; and softly he moved his body through the grass.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
But he picked up the knife and mechanically wiped it in the grass, before he restored it to his belt.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
As they sat on the grass by the roadside the shaggy man cut up the turkey with his pocket-knife and passed slices of it around.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
I dug a hole in the ground with my knife, so that I could hide myself with some grass.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
Ashton, after fastidiously wiping his hands on a wisp of grass, placed his hunting knife in his belt and his rifle in its saddle sheath.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Then she stood up, and he heard her dry the knife on some grass.
"Collectivum" by Mike Lewis
Each as he came produced a knife and a horn cup, helped himself from the caldron, and sat down upon the grass to eat.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She noticed that the grass was marked as if by a knife in curious streaks, and around in strange order lay some dark stones.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
The fat one in front of us stooped a second in the long grass, and picked up the knife that I had kicked away.
"The Professor's Mystery" by Wells Hastings
Taking off his cloak, and spreading it out upon the grass, with his knife he cut a row of holes along each edge.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
As Cynthia took the knife up from the stone where I had laid it, the girl sobbed and wailed and clutched at the grass.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
With his knife he cut a broad sod of turf, and placed it against the aperture, grass side inwards, filling it up completely.
"Greene Ferne Farm" by Richard Jefferies
How did I behave after having had to manage with my clasp-knife on the grass for so long?
"Through Shot and Flame" by J. D. Kestell
Beyond, by the well, I saw my Rangers squatting cross-legged on the grass in a little circle, playing at stick-knife.
"The Little Red Foot" by Robert W. Chambers
The bed of the knife fell, and the grass shivered and dropped over.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Groder advanced slowly across the grass and reached out the hand which held the knife.
"The Courtship of Morrice Buckler" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In news:

Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Richmond Police are on the look out for a man who robbed a Redi Mart gas station with a knife.
GRASS VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT Friday — 45 calls for service 12:17 pm A caller from the 800 block of Forest Glade Circle reported a large kitchen knife located in his back yard.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Richmond Police are on the look out for a man who robbed a Redi Mart gas station with a knife .
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