from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the reedbents, Calamagrostis neglecta, native in northern Europe and North America, ranging along the northern borders of the United States, and most abundant in the Rocky Mountain region. It is liked by stock, especially horses, and has succeeded well under experimental cultivation.


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  • Northland, where in a woof of sage green and bracken gold was woven a scheme of flesh-colored Castillejia, and wine-tinted moose-weed, and purple pea-flower; where was the golden shimmer of Gaillardia and slender star-leafed sunflower; the pencil stalk of blue-joint, and the tasseled top of luscious pony-grass: a veritable promised land for the old Bull, buffeted of his fellows, and finding the short grass of the Southland stubbornly hard against his worn teeth.

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