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long moss

Origin of long moss
An Americanism dating back to 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are tall, dark cedars, in which the gray films of the long moss have a peculiarly light and airy appearance.

    Palmetto-Leaves Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • As we did go along I did make stops to look for cones and to get a piece of long moss.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • The long moss, reaching from the overhanging branches to the water, gave to the surroundings a most weird and funereal aspect.

British Dictionary definitions for long moss

long moss

another name for Spanish moss
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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