Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian bur-reed, Typha elephantina, the pollen of which is made into bread by the natives of Sind.
“When they had all disappeared I crept into the long elephant-grass which grew by the side of the vast pit.”
“Long after dawn had broken I crept out of the elephant-grass which had so successfully hidden me.”
“He skirted round it, but to all appearances it was closed and empty, and he sat down behind a clump of rough elephant-grass and tucked his heels under him.”
“The building weaver-bird betakes itself to a clump of elephant-grass, and, perching on one of the blades, makes a notch in another near the base.”
“Between them ran recesses, sometimes three or four hundred acres in extent, high with elephant-grass or little trees like alders.”
“Outside the palms grow tall elephant-grass and bush.”
“Beyond the elephant-grass flats low ridges ran down to the river, varying in width, but carrying always with them the dense thorn.”
“The ideal path would, of course, have cut across all the bends and ridges; but the thorn of the ridges and the elephant-grass of the flats forbade it.”
“The path here, I should add, ran past a clump of green bushes; I remember they bore a white flower that smelt sweet, and were backed by some tall grass, elephant-grass I think it was, among which grew mimosa trees.”
“The nest was a loose structure almost globular, but open at the top, composed externally of very coarse dry grass (lallung or elephant-grass), and lined with green durian leaves cut into small bits.”
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