Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as clover.

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Examples

  • Then, while Martin stood looking down at the six J's among the clover-grass, and the milkmaids looked anywhere else and said nothing: little Joan slipped away and came back with the smallest, prettiest, and rosiest Lady Apple in Gillman's Orchard, and said softly, "This one's for you."

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Then, while Martin stood looking down at the six J's among the clover-grass, and the milkmaids looked anywhere else and said nothing: little Joan slipped away and came back with the smallest, prettiest, and rosiest Lady Apple in Gillman's orchard, and said softly, 'This one's for you.'

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • He has found out a new sort of poetical Georgics -- a trick of sowing wit like clover-grass on barren subjects, which would yield nothing before.

    English Satires

  • The Spaniards made bastos, or knotty clubs, the emblem of the ` bold peasantry, 'taken probably from the custom that the plebeians were permitted to challenge or fight each other with sticks and quarter-staves only, but not with the sword, or any arms carried by a gentleman; while the French peasantry were pointed out under the ideas of husbandry, namely, by the trefles, trefoil or clover-grass.

    The Gaming Table : Its Votaries and Victims : Vol. 2

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