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saw grass

noun
1.
any of various sedges of the genus Cladium, of tropical and temperate regions, having spiny, serrated leaves.
Also, sawgrass [saw-gras, ‐grahs] /ˈsɔˌgræs, ‐ˌgrɑs/ (Show IPA).
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  • There was the sound of a heavy fall, a diminishing thrashing in the saw grass, and silence.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
  • It is usually placed in low shrubs or fastened to the rank growth of saw grass sufficiently low to be secure from observation.

  • Nest of strips of rushes woven together to form a platform and fastened to saw grass growing on the bank of a stream.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • He entered, and saw grass sprouting on the windows, and all the books and benches thick with dust.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • Every few hundred yards they saw grass ponds, or little sandy-bottomed lakes of crystal-clear water.

  • Flying from Tom I found myself in front of something filmy, beyond which I saw grass.

    The Mahatma and the Hare H. Rider Haggard
  • And then, on Thursday the 29th of April (memory holds the date like a vice), we saw grass.

    With Botha in the Field

    Eric Moore Ritchie

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