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  • n. Plural form of greensward.


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  • All-hollantide (and so till Frost comes) when you see men ploughing up heath-ground, or sandy ground, or greenswards, then follow the plough, and you shall find a white worm, as big as two

    The Compleat Angler

  • And what began as a partnership to redevelop the wastelands south of the United Nations into a $4 billion Xanadu of apartment houses, an office tower and greenswards has devolved into a legal skirmish over the remaining $111 million that Mr. Solow allegedly owes the Fishers.

    Fisher vs. Solow Over $111 M. at Mammoth East Side Site

  • Hed agreed with Quinn, and they had found themselves drifting aimlessly across the greenswards of the enclosure, past Fontana Meadow, toward the sparsely wooded incline that ringed the parks perimeter.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • Forests and waterfalls, precipices and greenswards, grey lichened crags and sun-bathed terraces, up, above all, an exquisite vesture of snow, flawless and dazzling -- these stood for beauty.

    Jonah and Co.

  • After the barren pavements, for him the great greenswards made up a Land of Promise more than fulfilled.

    Anthony Lyveden

  • By the first of the month a few willows and thorn bushes in the Park had turned green; then, in a single day, the entire Park became lovely with golden bell-flowers, and the first mowing machine clinked over the greenswards leaving a fragrance of clipped verdure in its wake.

    The Common Law

  • Yesterevening I walked in these gardens with a sculptor; together we pondered Carpeau's fountain, and, after admiring Frémiet's horses, we went to Watteau's statue, appropriately placed in a dell, among greenswards like those he loved to paint.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • I have found it in lawns or grassy places, especially freshly made lawns or greenswards which have been heavily manured.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • She now found herself walking between velvety greenswards, interspersed with beds filled with all the bright flowers of the season.

    Frances Kane's Fortune

  • At the other end of the world, in their vast flooded pastures, so different from our scanty greenswards, they follow, without notable variations, the same methods as their colleagues in Provence.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles


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