from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The marram or mat-grass, Ammophila arundinacea.
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The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.
a dark object moving near, and the next minute I was overjoyed to find my recreant steed, quietly searching amongst the tufted moss and sea-reed for a scanty supper.
"The purpose for which this plant is generally employed, and for which its creeping, matted roots fit it in an eminent degree, is for binding loose sands when sown with the sea-reed (Arundo arenaria), to prevent the encroachment of the sea.
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