from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In phytogeography, land naturally covered with grass, viewed œcologically.
  • noun In agriculture, land kept perpetually under grass, as contrasted with land which is alternately under grass and tillage; permanent pasture.


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  • Look 'm tree; look' m ground belong tree; look 'm all fella bridge; look' m copra-house; look 'm grass-land; look' m river; look 'm whale-boat -- my word, plenty big fella look' m too much.

    Chapter 12

  • Each cycle has associates, rabbites and pheasant in the grass-land begin to be replaced by deer and turkeys as associates of the shrubs and fast growing trees.

    What's Your Favorite Invasive Species?

  • So Robin, seeing him a well-judging civil gentleman, took the freedom to ask him whether he could let him know if there was any grass-land to be let in that neighbourhood, for the temporary accommodation of his drove.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • A house, centuries old, deserted and falling to pieces, its woods and gardens long since grass-land or ploughed up, the Rivers Ribble and Darwen glancing below it, and a vague haze of smoke, against which not even the supernatural prescience of the first Stuart could foresee a counter-blast, hinting at steam-power, powerful in two distances.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Beneath his gaze the dew-fogs dipped, and crept to the hollow places; then stole away in line and column, holding skirts, and clinging subtly at the sheltering corners, where rock hung over grass-land; while the brave lines of the hills came forth, one beyond other gliding.

    Lorna Doone

  • Pursuing the path over a stony valley lying between parallel ranges of hill, we halted at about 10 A.M. in a large patch of grass-land, the produce of the rain, which for some days past had been fertilising the hill-tops.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • They were now on level ground, and the road after much winding lay straight ahead through grass-land sprinkled with tall trees, outliers of the approaching woods.

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The path broadened and they came out upon grass-land drained by dykes.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • The capital, such as it is, is turned but once in the year; in some branches it requires three years before the money is paid; I believe never less than three in the turnip and grass-land course ...

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • There is some marsh-land stretching away from the ridge with much grass-land, where Thorbjorn had made a quantity of hay which was just dry.

    Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga


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