from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bushy blue-stem.
  • noun Same as knot-root grass.
  • noun The great woodrush, Luzula sylvatica.


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  • There are no capacious parlors, or splendid lamps to attract you; no sofas but moss-cushioned logs in the woods; no ottomans unless a green bank of wood-grass will serve you, and neither harp nor piano but the distaff and wheel.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • They stopped in a broad, level place on the summit of the mountain, tied the horses where they could graze on the long, tufted wood-grass, unpacked the dinner baskets, and devoted themselves to biscuit and cold tongue, tarts, lemonade and current wine, through the lazy, golden nooning.

    Gypsy's Cousin Joy

  • There were little sunlit clearings here, and I well recall the day when, looking across one of these, I saw something that stood awkwardly and conspicuously out of the young wood-grass -- a raw stake of pine wood, and beyond that, another stake, and another; and parallel with these another row, marking out two straight lines, until the bushes hid them.

    Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches


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