from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of clover, Trifolium medium, resembling the common red clover, at one time much cultivated in England.
- n. Same as knot-grass, Polygonum aviculare.
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The great philosophers whose talents we estimate so highly, and whose systems we do not follow, have pretended, in the natural history of the dog (page 195), that men created corn; and that our ancestors, by means of sowing tares and cow-grass together, changed them into wheat.
I conceive the best possible is, that they should pay for their cottages, and cow-grass, and potato ground, and be paid for their labor at the ordinary rate.