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foxtail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foxtail grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foxtail (Metal) The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
    • Foxtail (Bot) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
    • Foxtail The tail or brush of a fox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foxtail The tail of a fox. It was anciently one of the badges of a fool. [Properly fox-tail.]
    • n foxtail One of various species of grass with soft brush-like spikes of flowers, especially of the genus Alopecurus, and also of the genera Setaria and (in Jamaica) Andropogon. The meadow-foxtail, is Alopecurus pratensis; the slender foxtail A. agrestis; the water-foxtail, A. geniculatus; the bristly foxtail Setaria glauca; and the green foxtail, S. viridis. Also foxtail-grass.
    • n foxtail A club-moss, Lycopodium clavatum. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n foxtail In metal., the cinder, of a more or less cylindrical from and hollow in the center, obtained in the last stage of the charcoal-finery process.
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Usage

In literature:

He had "recipes" for exterminating from a field, blight, tares, foxtail, and all parasitic growths which destroy the wheat.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Just above the aspens we entered a fine, close growth of foxtail pine, the tallest and most evenly planted I had yet seen.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
The Duster or Foxtail-flap of Preachers, composed by Turlupin.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Kane's, E.K., "Arctic Explorations," use of foxtails by Esquimaux referred to in.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The Duster or Foxtail-flap of Preachers, composed by Turlupin.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
And you see yourself how the world is vilely abused, as when with a foxtail one claps another's breech to cajole him.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
It is Meadow Foxtail.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
The "Foxtail" milkwort, whose name I don't accept, C. 1006, is intermediate between this and the next species.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
Shame on Maiden Foxtail!
"Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian" by Various
He was dressed in military jacket and official hat and foxtails.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Another day the juncos are feeding on the seeds of the foxtail or pigeon grass, in an old orchard hard by the border of the woods.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Asher was chewing the tender joint of a spear of foxtail grass, and Champers had lighted a heavy cigar.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
In this country you can walk through foxtail grass until you're ruined, and you see no buildings worth looking at.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
I thought it might be a fly or a bit of foxtail in his feed.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
Sheep sorrel was most common, next to this yellow or bitter dock and green foxtail.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
The honey clover, foxtail, mullein, and dill-poppies had closed over the horrible path-way leading to the church door-block.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
ALOPECURUS, L. FOXTAIL GRASS.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

Foxtails Brigade float beyond experimental folk.
It took only a skimpy 2-1 vote by Rohnert Park's City Council to approve a new lease for Foxtail Golf Club.
Dog Owners Warned of Foxtail Dangers.
Several residents of the Foxtail Woods development came to the Stacy City Council last week asking for a break.
Regular grooming and avoiding foxtails will help protect your dog.
Molly Jean has no idea that some races are more important than others — she just thinks chasing a foxtail is fun — but her owners, Jim and Valerie Craft, know this is the big one.
Several foxtail millets are well-adapted for the Great Plains and prairies.
The Foxtail Golf Course in Rohnert Park, Calif, was the setting for the March 28 nuptials of Stacy Nicole Nard and Matthew David Dennig.
The new premix is especially effective in controlling grasses such as foxtails and johnsongrass and broadleaf weeds, including lambsquarters and eastern black nightshade, says Kevin Diehl, corn crop protection manager.
Foxtail pines, like these on Seven Up Peak, are endemic to California.
Last week the Stacy City Council was still wrestling with the issue of Foxtail Woods development water bill but came a bit closer to a resolution that resident Wallace Fleming and his son-in-law Kirk Oswell are still looking for.
The Foxtail Woods development featured an irrigation system with a water meter.
The Fox and Hound's Foxtail.
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