from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bent, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens


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  • Coincidentally or not, the club switched to bent-grass greens that year and regained the top 10 for 1983.

    The Best Course in America Is...

  • She looked about her, and saw in all the fair meadow neither man nor woman, nor draught-beast nor milch-beast, nought but the little creatures of the brake and the bent-grass, which were but as the blossoms thereof; and the birds running in the herbage or singing amidst the tree-boughs.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Now and then a hare will start among the bent-grass, while aloft the falcon rests poised on her mighty wing.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Autumn hues gild the trees, the wide pastures are of brilliant green, and on the rough land the reddening bent-grass glows richly in the declining sun, which throws its glory alike over snowy hills and rosy clouds.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • She stood for several minutes peering out into the darkness and listening; no sound was to be heard but the lapping of the waves, and the sigh of the wind through the bent-grass on the common.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • For perhaps a quarter of an hour I puzzled over this: then I noticed that in the middle of each circle was an isolated blade of bent-grass, which, lashed hither and thither by every gust of wind, must have described the circle with its point, compass-wise.

    Try Anything Twice

  • In winter the bent-grass is the only vegetation, except for an occasional bush of buckthorn or tamarisk: but in summer the dunes have a queer succulent flora of their own – sea-convolvulus with its thick shining leaves; yellow horned poppy with its silky petals and twisted green scimitars; and that most noble, symmetrical and heraldic of flowers, the sea-holly.

    Try Anything Twice

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

    A Nympholept

  • But I caught hold at last by the long bent-grass on the brae-top, and pulled myself to a good footing.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • In a mild and steady light, which came from no illumination of moon or stars, but seemed to be interfused with the air, in the strong warm wind which wrapped the fell-top; upon a sward of bent-grass which ran toward the tarn and ended in swept reeds he saw six young women dancing in a ring.

    Lore of Proserpine


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