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  • n. Plural form of lawn.


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  • Somehow I feel that allowing the surviving descendants of the victims of the conquistadors to come here and mow our lawns is the least we can do ...

    Yanquico, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Whether it's Boston, St. Louis or 'Mayberry;' behind the manicured lawns is an ugly, undemocratic underbelly.

    Jeanine Molloff: In the City of Dred Scott--The Cops War on Videos of Cops

  • In the East, run-off from these lawns is killing the Chesapeake and numerous other fragile watersheds.

    First Sustainable New Housing Development in the Region.

  • If there are bare places in lawns or grass paths, sow grass seed about the twentieth of September, then roll, and the grass will be well rooted before cold weather.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

  • Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps.


  • Mushrooms may be made to grow in lawns, by procuring some bricks of mushroom spawn, and, after breaking them into pieces about an inch or two inches square, burying these pieces by raising a little of the turf wherever the mushrooms are wished to grow, and placing the spawn under it.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • The shorts, sleeveless shirts and tanning lotions are tucked away in favor of jeans, light jackets and fashionable sweaters; and the summer leaves, green and lively as they took residence on branches when the weather was warm, have turned brown and now call the lawns and the city sidewalks home.

    One Season

  • There are well-known grand meets in England, in the parks of noblemen, before their houses, or even on what are called their lawns; but these magnificent affairs have but little of the beauty of which I speak.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • We had a very busy winter together altering all the beds, for they none of them had been given a soil in which plants could grow, and next autumn I intend to have all the so-called lawns dug up and levelled, and shall see whether I cannot have decent turf here.

    The Solitary Summer

  • The great house was thrown open, and on the lawns was a crowd of handsomely dressed men and women, drinking tea at little tables set under the trees and among the shrubbery.

    A Knight of the Nets


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