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brown bent

a common grass, Agrostis canina, of North America, used for lawns and putting greens because its blades can be clipped very short without injury to the plant.
Also called velvet bent.
Origin of brown bent
1860-65; so called from its dark tufts Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The coals glowed on the hearth; side by side, the fair head and the brown bent at the task of tuning.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • He looked coldly, from before the fire, over the prettiness of her brown bent head.

    The Awkward Age Henry James

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