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  • It was not long before sunset when Bran came again to the reed-grown marge of Dagon's Mere.

    Wings in the Night

  • Like harbingers of Fate a wavering line of herons flapped slowly away toward the reed-grown banks of the river.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Beneath them moved the unruffled river, gliding around the reed-grown shores of marshy islands, the haunt of alligators, and betwixt the bordering expanse of wide, wet meadows, studded with island-like clumps of pine and palmetto, and bounded by the sunny verge of distant forests.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • They are shallow, reed-grown, and briny, and they are bordered by mud flats and quicksands between which there is little to choose.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • A slimy reed-grown creek opened out to starboard, and evil miasma arose from the rotting tree trunks across its mouth; the entire scene was one of dreary, soul-searing repulsiveness and made a sorry jest of the strongly stockaded trading post whose defensive armament could be plainly seen peeping over a woven cane parapet.

    Gold Out of Celebes

  • A thin film of ice bordered the flat, reed-grown lake.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • We turned to the right behind the last island, searched out the reed-grown opening to the stream, and paddled serenely and philosophically against the current.

    The Forest

  • The ancient red-brick pile rises out of its reed-grown moat with that air of mystery which age and seeming neglect only can impart.

    Secret Chambers and Hiding Places Historic, Romantic, & Legendary Stories & Traditions About Hiding-Holes, Secret Chambers, Etc.

  • It was an expanse of grassy land, bounded on one side by the Porth Powys stream and on the other by a deep dyke, and leading down over a rushy tract to the reed-grown banks of the river.

    For the Sake of the School

  • Ahead of it, across the little reed-grown inlet, stretched their road of escape, a long wooden bridge, lying white in the moonlight.

    The Scarlet Car

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  • "...a tract of woodland and three reed-grown lakes: such was White's Selbourne, little different from a thousand English villages." - reference to Gilbert White's 1789 book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne, in an article in the British agricultural journal The Countryman, Autumn, 1955, p.43.

    January 28, 2010