from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tassel or staminate inflorescence at the top of a stalk of Indian corn.
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And his soul is a south-west wind kissing a corn-tassel.
I know a woman is looking for you and her soul is a corn-tassel kissing a south-west wind.
Typical Pennsylvania pastoral: falling-down barn in a field left fallow, swish; big white farmhouse with pink trike on lawn, swish; big trees on the left, a curve in the road, an expanse of shuddering corn on a gentle hillside, swish; and up higher, past the corn-tassel horizon, a big white structure begins to emerge … swishswish … a humongous shoe.