Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grass, Setaria glauca, found in stubble-fields, etc., and very widely diffused. It is said to be as nutritious as Hungarian grass, but the yield is small.
“Dear Sir: This circular has been called out by another one issued last month by Messrs. Toecorneous & Chilblainicus, alleged millers and wheat buyers of Herculaneum, in which they claim to pay a quarter to a half-cent more per bushel than we do for wheat, and charge us with docking the farmers around Pompeii a pound per bushel more than necessary for cockle, wild buck-wheat, and pigeon-grass seed.”
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