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marsh grass

Origin of marsh grass
An Americanism dating back to 1875-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These he covered with a mass of boughs and marsh grass as a thatching.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • The marsh grass was over their heads, forming a thick screen.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • It was well past eleven oclock when they landed on a hard shell beach, broken here and there by patches of marsh grass.

  • During the interval, they could swim into the marsh grass and use it for cover.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • From the very brook fire seemed to flow upward; here and there, twenty feet below, marsh grass burst into ruddy, living flower.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Some distance to the south-east of the mound was an extensive area of marsh grass.

    Carry On! Herbert Strang
  • Too low for stars the things were, for they hung on the edges of the marsh grass like tiny lanterns swung there by fairy hands.

  • I sneaked out and beat it through the marsh grass for all I was worth.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Some of the women had made slips of sea-birds' skins and nets of marsh grass for carrying their young.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • Land mostly covered with dry grass about a foot high, like our Norfolk marsh grass.

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