Definitions

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  • adj. Not mown; unmowed.

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

  • adj. (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine

Etymologies

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un- +‎ mown

Examples

  • Shoo-shooed along, we hurry through the Palm Room (a remnant of the old Conservatory?) and down the curved drive on the south front of the White House and into the wet, unmown grass of the South Lawn where the press riser awaits; the white rope we are not to touch jumps up and down on its own accord.

    Mayhill Fowler: A Citizen Journalist Covers an Obama State Dinner [PHOTOS]

  • Still wearing the clothes from the day before, she took him outside and walked with him out into the field behind the barn where the grasses were long and unmown.

    Country House

  • When the lawn experiment was begun last summer, the bloom period was already past for the grass and the growing season was nearly over so there were questions about how unmown lawn grass would behave.

    Lawn Performance Review In Reverse « Fairegarden

  • Shoo-shooed along, we hurry through the Palm Room a remnant of the old Conservatory? and down the curved drive on the south front of the White House and into the wet, unmown grass of the South Lawn where the press riser awaits; the white rope we are not to touch jumps up and down on its own accord.

    Mayhill Fowler: A Citizen Journalist Covers an Obama State Dinner [PHOTOS]

  • As much as anything else, he thought, it was the small things that were disturbing: the unmown grass at the park, the weeds protruding from the asphalt in the bank parking lot, the garbage cans lining the streets, filled with uncollected trash -- insignificant items on the surface, but telltale signs that something was seriously amiss.

    Baby Games

  • I would like to know how tall the lawn grass will get if unmown, that will help with the selections.

    The Lawn Experiment-Open To Suggestions « Fairegarden

  • When we arrived at this lonely outpost, our hearts sank upon viewing the poor, unpainted house sitting there on the unmown grass, in the middle of a huge piece of land miles from town.

    The Wife, by Washington Irving.

  • It may be a little too simple for adults, who will wonder what community would allow this sort of unmown lawn, but the message is direct and perfect for children.

    Kids Lit » Blog Archive » On Meadowview Street

  • It slowed to that familiar crawl, its tires peeled apart into steel-reinforced rubbery feet for off-road terrain and it started grazing on the unmown grass on the side of the expressway.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • He walked to the edge of the terrace, and looked down into the darkness; he could just see the powdering of the daisies on the unmown lawn.

    Indian Summer of a Forsyte

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