from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as broom-grass.


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  • When a female gets ready to make her nest she slips away from her sultan and the other members {56} of the seraglio and, going to some broom-sedge field or open place in the woods, constructs her nest on the ground beneath some slight, convenient shelter.

    The Bird Study Book

  • Standing amid the broom-sedge, Mammy watched them, casting eager, anxious looks upon them, fearing, dreading to see her boy in their midst, a poor, defenseless captive.

    Plantation Sketches

  • Jeeter was standing by the well, looking out across the broom-sedge, and he did not know they were getting ready to leave him.

    Tobacco Road

  • This was why the land was bare of everything except broom-sedge and blackjack; the sedge grew anew each year, and the hottest fire could not hurt those tough scrub oaks.

    Tobacco Road

  • When he had finished getting a fresh drink of water at the well, Jeeter walked out into the broom-sedge, kicking the ground with the toes of his shoes to find out how dry it was.

    Tobacco Road

  • The field had grown up in broom-sedge at the start, and now the gnarled and sharp stubs of a new blackjack growth were beginning to cover the ground.

    Tobacco Road

  • But when a man stays on the land, he don't get to feeling like that this time of year, because he's right here to smell the smoke of burning broom-sedge and to feel the wind fresh off the plowed fields going down inside of his body.

    Tobacco Road

  • Lov stood in the middle of the road for the next ten or fifteen minutes, looking out over the top of the sagging brown broom-sedge towards the thicket where Jeeter was.

    Tobacco Road

  • When the winter goes, and when it gets to be time to burn off broom-sedge in the fields and underbrush in the thickets, I sort of want to cry, I reckon it is.

    Tobacco Road

  • They started walking through the broom-sedge towards the house.

    Tobacco Road


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