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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tall-grass any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
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In literature:

Once more they were on a level country, covered with tall grass.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
A wide lane was formed by the retreating elephants as they had crushed through the tall grass, and we could see them in full retreat before us.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every now and then she will climb a tall grass-blade or weed and take observations.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
He could barely catch a glimpse of their backs through the tall grass.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
The air was damp and chill, for the ice was not yet out of the ponds or swamps of tall grasses.
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
The afternoon sunshine threw four long shadows over the grass: of a slightly-built woman, of a very tall man, and of two smaller men.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
The path leading to the studio lay through a tangle of tall grass and weeds, with occasional worn patches showing the bare earth.
"My Studio Neighbors" by William Hamilton Gibson
We could not find it in the tall grass.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
All around grew nettles and tall grass.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
The grass on the lawn was tall and rank.
"The Enchanted Island" by Fannie Louise Apjohn
The sun was glowing on the grass around him, and lighting up the tall gray pillars of stone with a cheerful radiance.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
As he was walking over a piece of boggy ground his eye was attracted to a singular plant, whose tall stem rose high above the grass.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The grass was growing as high as the head of a tall man, where now well-built streets and public squares are traversed by hurrying crowds.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel
Advancing cautiously, she saw a bunch of tall grass wave in a suspicious manner.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
These prairies were covered with tall grass, and buffalo signs appeared as we rode into them.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Then the refuge was before them, a tall column of rock rising from a clump of jungle grass and some low, stunted timber.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
The Sioux had cherished this tall grass country as a hunting ground, and we had invaded it.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
And at times, the air seemed darkened with the myriad birds which rose from the tall grass.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Stooping down, I crept on, concealed by some tall grass, till I got within thirty yards of the deer, when I fired.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now above the tall grass flashes of bright light can be seen.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

The dewy tear-drops of the night may fall,
And tender morning with her shining hand
May brush them from the grasses green and tall
That undulate the land.--
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
As thirsty travellers sing,
Through desert paths that pass,
To hear the welcome waters spring,
And see, beyond the spray they fling
Tall trees and waving grass;
"Sabbath Bells" by George MacDonald
Of dews so pure and bright and flush'd and cool,
And like the flowers as brief as beautiful;
Thinking of the tall grass and daisies tall
And whispered music of the waving bents;
"The Shock" by John Freeman
We sat beneath tall waving trees that flung
Their heavy shadows o'er the dewy grass.
Over the waters, breaking at our feet,
Quivered the moon, and lighted solemnly
The scene before us.
"A Friend Of Mine" by James Barron Hope
Ah, wherefore the memory of dear ones deemed dead
Should bow thee, as winds bow the tall willow's head!
Beside you they walk while you weep, and but pass
From your sight as the shade o'er the dark wavy grass.
"Lines, On Visiting Pine Grove Cemetery" by Mary Baker Eddy
Last Month, when wild Strawberries pluckt in the Grove,
Like beads on the tall seeded grass you had strung;
You gave me the choicest; I hop'd 'twas for Love;
And I told you my hopes while the Nightingale sung.
"Nancy" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

Porters Neck residents have mowed back the weeds and tall grass but it's not to make their neighborhood look pretty.
Dozens of homes in Brownsville are being cited for tall grass and weeds.
At first, all you see are antlers moving thru the tall grass.
Amidst the tall grasses and debris in the King George County landfill, Gari-Lynn Smith gives a final farewell to her husband.
Man with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away in Sedro-Woolley found dead in tall grass.
County Looks To Tighten Tall Grass Law.
Head for the tall grass.
Reporter's Notebook: Oneonta Town Board takes tall grass to task.
The Oneonta Town Board passed a "tall grass policy" at a meeting this month after the town fielded some complaints, the supervisor said.
Tara Stonecipher & The Tall Grass.
Take no fault in tall grass that caused fatal Mid County crash.
Should the state of Louisiana fine for tall grass.
Man with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away in Sedro- Woolley found dead in tall grass.
The grass in the pasture stands tall.
No grass too tall for Mower Gang.