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  • adj. That has recently been mown

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Newly or recently cut or mown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. newly mown


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  • The air at ground level was heavy with the aroma of drying peat, crushed thyme and the new-mown hay scent of sweet vernal grass.

    Country diary: Westgate, Weardale

  • He gazed out at the Golden Gate Bridge when he became aware of a scent that he had not smelled in a very long time: The sweet smell of new-mown grass wafting over on a breeze from San Francisco.

    Kate Kelly: Autobiography of Former Alcatraz Inmate Tells Interesting Story

  • I can live it again—the little, Dutch ship—the blue waters—the smell of new-mown hay—Holland and the Rhine.


  • Dreiser had left the sycamores, the new-mown hay, and the moonlight on the Wabash for the big city, and one evening at a party at his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan he struck up a conversation with his friend and fellow Hoosier Franklin Booth, a well-known illustrator.

    Interstate 69

  • We were spirited off to his summertime cottage, which waited for us at the end of a long gravel drive, beside a long lawn that drowsed, green and new-mown, in the shade of occasional trees.

    "We're On Our Way Home Now, Duckie!"

  • There was a heady aroma in the air, of new-mown hay, of the breeze after a rain, of every flower in the world in bloom at the same time.

    Tran Siberian

  • "They can have their loaf o" warm bread, their new-mown hay.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Knowlton and his men converted a rail fence into a very effective breastwork by throwing up a parallel fence and filling the space between with new-mown grass.

    History of American Women

  • The smell of new-mown hay, the moonlight on the Wabash, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson, the taste of real produce grown near Vincennes, the Little Five, Mellencamp's music, and open-wheeled racing give me pangs of nostalgia to this day.

    Mike Bonifer: Four Reasons Why Hoosiers Should Pass the Ball to Obama

  • On the other hand, I can smell new-mown hay, smoke and coffee, and once in British Columbia, I unmistakably smelled a grizzly bear on the downwind side of an alder thicket.

    Fool’s Paradise


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