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  • n. Alternative spelling of couch grass.


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  • Such arable fields as had not been sown, but where the last stubble had been ploughed up, were overrun with couch-grass, and where the short stubble had not been ploughed, the weeds hid it.

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  • Now after all my labouring to pay every man to a penny, and to allow the women over, when among the couch-grass (which is a sad thing for their gowns), to be charged like this, I say, so amazed me that I stood, with my legs quite open, and ready for an earthquake.

    Lorna Doone

  • So we packed it out bag by bag, and made an ironbark coffin for it, and buried it away there, and put some couch-grass turfs on it.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • “Yes, I must make it clear to myself and understand,” he thought, looking intently at the untrampled grass before him, and following the movements of a green beetle, advancing along a blade of couch-grass and lifting up in its progress a leaf of goat-weed.

    Anna Karenina

  • Gardens will always produce a great deal more than is wished for, in the shape of various herbs, shrubs, and plants, called weeds; such as dandelions, couch-grass, cow-parsley, chick-weed, and many other plants, which go by the general name of _weeds_.

    The Book of Sports: Containing Out-door Sports, Amusements and Recreations, Including Gymnastics, Gardening & Carpentering

  • I saw no green grass there, except in the garden: and this was some English grass, appearing to me to be a sort of couch-grass; it was in drills.

    George Washington: Farmer

  • A few plants should be selected for special study, and the following are recommended: annuals -- sweet-pea, pumpkin, and corn; biennials -- cabbage, parsnip, and carrot; perennials -- dahlia, rhubarb, and couch-grass.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study

  • The rope is made of tough couch-grass and is painted in alternate stripes of red, yellow, and blue.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • The bent-grass heaves not, the couch-grass quails not or cowers;

    A Nympholept

  • In this warm valley, carpeted in the irrepressible couch-grass, there was no lack of fodder that season, and even the lanes and byways would have served as fattening paddocks.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

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