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Maiden grass

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Maiden grass the smaller quaking grass.
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Usage

In literature:

Come quickly, dear maiden, and leave thine horse to crop the grass.
"Child Christopher" by William Morris
I sought the dark wood where the oat grass was growing; The maidens were there and that oat grass were mowing.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
She will serve the maiden Sweet Grass.
"Timid Hare" by Mary Hazelton Wade
On a plot of mossy grass beyond the thicket, sat two maidens of surpassing beauty.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
At last they found a solitary cottage, where a maiden sat on the grass plot before the door spinning.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
At last two slender grass-maidens advanced with glowing faces but reluctant step.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
A pretty young maiden sat on the grass, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
A pretty young maiden sat on the grass, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
With one knee on the grass did the little maiden kneel, While to that mountain-lamb she gave its evening meal.
"The Posy Ring" by Various
These maidens begin to dance on the green grass, and so featly do they step that they scarce seem to touch the ground.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
The prince laid the sleeping maiden on the grass, and, covering her up carefully to keep her warm, he himself fell fast asleep.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Green is the grass, blue is the sky, red are the roses, golden is the maiden.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
Farther on the path led us across streams banked with maiden-hair fern like rank grass.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Green is the grass, blue is the sky, red are the roses, golden is the maiden.
"Tales of Romance" by Anonymous
Around the outside of it were carved pictures of youths and maidens dancing in a circle on the green grass.
"In Story-land" by Elizabeth Harrison
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In poetry:

Past the horizon,
In the palm of a valley,
Her feet in the grasses,
There is a maiden.
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Two fair maidens in a swing,
Like white doves upon the wing,
First before my vision pass;
Laughing, as their gentle hands
Closely clasp the twisted strands,
At their shadow on the grass.
"The Ropewalk. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Green gravel, Green gravel,
The grass is so green,
The fairest young maiden, that ever was seen,
Oh Mary, oh Mary, your true love is dead.
He's sent you a green bough
To tie round your head.
"Foolish Bobolink" by Clara Doty Bates
Nor sheep nor kine were near; the lamb was all alone,
And by a slender cord was tethered to a stone;
With one knee on the grass did the little Maiden kneel,
While to that mountain-lamb she gave its evening meal.
"The Pet-Lamb" by William Wordsworth
Nought could resist his mighty will,
The green grass withered where he stood;
His ruthless hands were prompt to seize
Upon the tresses of the trees;
Then shrieked the maidens of the wood,
And the saplings of the hill.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Grass Valley Police Captain Rex Marks says officers responded to a Maiden Lane residence to a report of a assault on two people in the home, Friday afternoon.
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