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  • He vaults across a brambly ditch, tunnels through a thick broomsedge tangle where old stone chimneys stand in the thickets, then hits a 30-acre field.

    F&S Report: The National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs

  • Other dune plants include bayberry, dogfennel, bitter panic grass, broomsedge, wax myrtle and Spanish bayonet (Yucca).

    Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgia

  • Though many new buildings had sprung up in the year since Sherman marched out of the burning town and the Confederates returned, there were still wide vacant lots around Five Points where heaps of smudged broken bricks lay amid a jumble of rubbish, dead weeds and broomsedge.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Now, plantation after plantation was going back to the forest, and dismal fields of broomsedge, scrub oak and runty pines had grown stealthily about silent ruins and over old cotton fields.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Farther south, in the southern needleleaf region, the transition from old field to forest begins with crab grass and annuals, proceeds to horseweed followed by broomsedge, and culminates in a seeding-in of pitch, longleaf, slash, loblolly, or shortleaf pine.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • He would have gone out then and set the broomsedge on fire; but he felt comfortable where he was, and the burning of the fields could wait until the next day.

    Tobacco Road

  • He walked across the old cotton field through the waist-high broomsedge towards the blackjack grove at the rear of the house; he kicked at the crumbly earth lying exposed be. tween the tufts of sedge, thinking there was still time in which to arrange for credit at the stores in Fuller.

    Tobacco Road

  • He was silent. for a long time, looking out over the tall brown broomsedge.

    Tobacco Road

  • Hobbling through the brown broomsedge, she looked like an old scarecrow, in her black rags.

    Tobacco Road

  • While he started a blaze in the stove, and swept the floor with the broomsedge broom he kept for the purpose, he forced his mind to dwell on the sacks of grist that stood ready for grinding.

    The Miller of Old Church


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    June 11, 2014