elephant-grass love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An East Indian bur-reed, Typha elephantina, the pollen of which is made into bread by the natives of Sind.


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  • When they had all disappeared I crept into the long elephant-grass which grew by the side of the vast pit.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Long after dawn had broken I crept out of the elephant-grass which had so successfully hidden me.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • He skirted round it, but to all appearances it was closed and empty, and he sat down behind a clump of rough elephant-grass and tucked his heels under him.

    The Pointing Man A Burmese Mystery

  • The building weaver-bird betakes itself to a clump of elephant-grass, and, perching on one of the blades, makes a notch in another near the base.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Between them ran recesses, sometimes three or four hundred acres in extent, high with elephant-grass or little trees like alders.

    African Camp Fires

  • Outside the palms grow tall elephant-grass and bush.

    African Camp Fires

  • Beyond the elephant-grass flats low ridges ran down to the river, varying in width, but carrying always with them the dense thorn.

    African Camp Fires

  • The ideal path would, of course, have cut across all the bends and ridges; but the thorn of the ridges and the elephant-grass of the flats forbade it.

    African Camp Fires

  • The path here, I should add, ran past a clump of green bushes; I remember they bore a white flower that smelt sweet, and were backed by some tall grass, elephant-grass I think it was, among which grew mimosa trees.

    Smith and the Pharaohs, and other Tales

  • The nest was a loose structure almost globular, but open at the top, composed externally of very coarse dry grass (lallung or elephant-grass), and lined with green durian leaves cut into small bits.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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