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Mesquite grass


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mesquite grass a rich native grass in Western Texas (Bouteloua oligostachya, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also muskit grass grama grass.
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In literature:

The valley sloped up and narrowed, to head into an arroyo where grass began to show gray between the clumps of mesquite.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
Cattle that feed on the open range will leave good grass to browse on a mesquite bush.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
Fifteen or twenty miles out Duane drew rein in a forest of mesquite, dismounted, and searched about for a glade with a little grass.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
Our horses were Kentucky-bred, strengthened by the mesquite grass of the west.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
It consisted of a rank coarse kind of grass, and arrowweed, mesquite, and tamarack.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Occasionally they saw besides the cactus, mesquite and yucca and some clumps of coarse grass.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Dawn found them high in the range, in a little canyon, sweet with a tiny spring about which grew mesquite and bear grass.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Nothing but sagebrush, greasewood, mesquite and cactus; not even a sprill of grass!
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Nest of fine grasses, lined with rootlets; 4 feet from ground in a mesquite tree.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed

In poetry:

(Rustle in the mesquite
And foot upon the grass!
Do the yuccas mutter?
Can the shadows pass?)
"Antidote (Nogales, Sonora, Mexico)" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

Detail view of raised steel plinth, buffalo grass, and lone mesquite trees beyond Download Hi-Res Image.