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needle-and-thread

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See needle-grass, 2.

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Examples

  • But what were those weeds we replaced with needle-and-thread grasses that bent in the wind, flashing glassy stems as fine as pen strokes?

    Bird Cloud

  • Big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, and winterfat occur as well as grasslands of western wheatgrass, green needlegrass, blue grama, and needle-and-thread.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Natural prairie vegetation includes needle-and-thread, prairie junegrass, winter fat, and scattered yucca.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Potential natural vegetation includes needle-and-thread grass, western wheatgrass, blue grama, Indian ricegrass, and other mixedgrass species.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Taller grasses include little bluestem and needle-and-thread grass.

    Great Plains Steppe Province (Bailey)

  • Big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, and winterfat occur, as well as grasslands of western wheatgrass, green needlegrass, blue grama, and needle-and-thread.

    Ecoregions of Colorado (EPA)

  • The sagebrush steppe natural vegetation includes western wheatgrass, needle-and-thread, blue grama, Sandberg bluegrass, Junegrass, rabbitbrush, fringed sage, Wyoming big sagebrush, silver and black sagebrush in lowlands, and mountain big sagebrush in the higher elevations.

    Ecoregions of Colorado (EPA)

  • Areas with stabilized sand dunes are dominated by alkali cordgrass, Indian ricegrass, blowout grass, alkali wildrye, and needle-and-thread.

    Ecoregions of Colorado (EPA)

  • Drier sites have an increased amount of needle-and-thread grass (Stipa comata).

    Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands

  • Outside of Speedy, his ward, and Arrowette, who makes an appearance or two complete with her powder-puff arrows, hairpin arrows, lotion arrows, needle-and-thread arrows, and hairnet arrows, comics being the bastion of Women's Lib that they are.

    John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines: Green Arrow | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

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