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Marsh grass


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marsh grass (Bot) a genus (Spartina) of coarse grasses growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass. The tall Spartina cynosuroides is not good for hay unless cut very young. The low Spartina juncea is a common component of salt hay.
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In literature:

This is a rank marsh grass growing abundantly in permanent marshes and edges of tanks and ponds.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
When the dry land began to be covered with grass, little by little they left the marshes.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Tall marsh grasses grow profusely here, and hide alike water and land.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A league and a league of marsh-grass, waist-high, broad in the blade.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Only a coarse marsh grass grows, with dwarfed pines and cedars.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
The tall, fine marsh grasses may be collected, spread out for three or four days where they will dry, and then utilized.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Rushes and marsh grass scraped past them.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Anyhow, I can't spoil the marsh by covering it with good grass and corn, and if the thing could be done economically, it ought to pay.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Some dirty underfed sheep were browsing the marsh grass near the first houses of the village.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Back of the creek is a low marsh, filled with cat-tails and long grass.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The heavy marsh grass was a good sound baffle and the motor was relatively quiet.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
During the day he stays in the deep woods or among the tall marsh grasses.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
Very many are their nests and furrows under the heavy grass of the marshes!
"Red Hunters And the Animal People" by Charles A. Eastman
After the marshes have been mowed one season, or at most two, they produce no more grass.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
It was as though the very grass of the marshes had ceased to wave.
"The Woman of Mystery" by Maurice Leblanc
Some distance to the south-east of the mound was an extensive area of marsh grass.
"Carry On!" by Herbert Strang
I have seen a willow-wren attack and drive away a perfectly inoffensive marsh-tit that happened to alight near it on the grass.
"In a Cheshire Garden" by Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton
Now and then my foot would slip into black, quivering mire, thinly veiled by marsh-grasses.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
I found the little marsh covered thickly with a tall grass somewhat like oats, and all had gone to seed.
"The Wreck of The Red Bird" by George Cary Eggleston
The shallow water was long and deeply fringed with rank marsh grass.
"Pony Tracks" by Frederic Remington

In poetry:

The calloused grass lies hard
Against the cracking plain:
Life is a grayish stain;
The salt-marsh hems my yard.
"By The Road To The Air Base" by Yvor Winters
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
The chirp of crickets and the hum of bees
Come faintly up from marsh and meadow-land,
Where reeds and rushes whisper in the breeze,
And sunbeams slant between the moss-grown trees,
Green on the grass and golden on the sand.
"October" by George Arnold
whirlwind fife-and-drum of the storm bends the salt
marsh grass, disturbs stars in the sky and the
star on the steeple; it is a privilege to see so
much confusion. Disguised by what
might seem the opposite, the sea-
side flowers and
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore

In news:

At the end of wormley creek as the tide rolls in dragonflys play in the marsh grasses.
My umpteenth cast of the evening landed just short of a ragged shoreline edged with marsh grass.
GEORGE GONGORA /special to the Caller-Times Volunteers muddied their boots and tennis shoes on Saturday morning planting marsh grass along the marsh areas of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries near Portland.
Mangroves – trees and shrubs that grow in salt water – are replacing the marsh grasses, and they're multiplying fast.
GEORGE GONGORA/special to the Caller-Times Volunteers muddied their boots and tennis shoes on Saturday morning planting marsh grass along the marsh areas of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries near Portland.
Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune Oily grass and absorbent booms mark the edge of Lake Barre, where workers with Clean Harbor are using absorbent pads to wipe the oil from the marsh grass just south of Cocodrie.
Gerald Ingraham vacuums oil near marsh grass in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana on June 20.
Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in Barataria Bay, where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A craggy slab of concrete in the distance was jutting above the marsh grass on a narrow lip of shoreline on the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.
The project wraps up next year with planting of marsh grasses and mangroves on newly built marshland.
View full size (Press-Register/Ben Raines) Swirls of oil float at the edge of stained marsh grass inside Horn Island's Garden Pond, one of several marshes on the island's interior, on August 8, 2010.
The oil penetrated deep into the green marsh grass, coating the stalks from the mud to about 18 inches up.
This shot of a fly-caught redfish in St Augustine by Timothy Boothe catches the incredible colors of late summer-fall flood tide redfishing in Florida's Northeast grass marshes.