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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nimble  Will  a  kind  of  drop  seed.  {Muhlenbergia  diffsa}.  Orchard 
  grass,  pasture  and  hay.  {Dactylis  glomerata}.  Porcupine  grass, 
  troublesome  to  sheep.  Northwest.  {Stipa  spartea}.  Quaking  grass, 
  ornamental.  {Briza  media}  and  {maxima}.  Quitch,  or  Quick,  grass, 
  etc.,  a  weed.  {Agropyrum  repens}.  Ray  grass.  Same  as  {Rye  grass} 
  (below).  Redtop,  pasture  and  hay.  {Agrostis  vulgaris}. 
  Red-topped  buffalo  grass,  forage.  Northwest.  {Poa  tenuifolia}. 
  Reed  canary  grass,  of  slight  value.  {Phalaris  arundinacea}.  Reed 
  meadow  grass,  hay.  North.  {Glyceria  aquatica}.  Ribbon  grass,  a 
  striped  leaved  form  of  {Reed  canary  grass}.  Rye  grass,  pasture, 
  hay.  {Lolium  perenne},  var.  Seneca  grass,  fragrant  basket  work 
  etc  North.  {Hierochloa  borealis}.  Sesame  grass.  Same  as  {Gama 
  grass}  (above).  Sheep's  fescue,  sheep  pasture,  native  in 
  Northern  Europe  and  Asia.  {Festuca  ovina}.  Small  reed  grass, 
  meadow  pasture  and  hay.  North.  {Deyeuxia  Canadensis}.  Spear 
  grass,  Same  as  {Meadow  grass}  (above).  Squirrel-tail  grass, 
  troublesome  to  animals.  Seacoast  and  Northwest.  {Hordeum 
  jubatum}.  Switch  grass,  hay,  cut  young.  {Panicum  virgatum}. 
  Timothy,  cut  young,  the  best  of  hay.  North.  {Phleum  pratense}. 
  Velvet  grass,  hay  on  poor  soil.  South.  {Holcus  lanatus}.  Vernal 
  grass,  pasture,  hay,  lawn.  {Anthoxanthum  odoratum}.  Wire  grass, 
  valuable  in  pastures.  {Poa  compressa}.  Wood  grass,  Indian  grass, 
  hay.  {Chrysopogon  nutans}. 
  Note:  Many  plants  are  popularly  called  grasses  which  are  not 
  true  grasses  botanically  considered,  such  as  black 
  grass,  goose  grass,  star  grass,  etc 
  {Black  grass},  a  kind  of  small  rush  ({Juncus  Gerardi}), 
  growing  in  salt  marshes,  used  for  making  salt  hay. 
  {Grass  of  the  Andes},  an  oat  grass,  the  {Arrhenatherum 
  avenaceum}  of  Europe. 
  {Grass  of  Parnassus},  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Parnassia} 
  growing  in  wet  ground.  The  European  species  is  {P. 
  palustris};  in  the  United  States  there  are  several 
  {Grass  bass}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  calico  bass. 
  {Grass  bird},  the  dunlin. 
  {Grass  cloth},  a  cloth  woven  from  the  tough  fibers  of  the 
  grass-cloth  plant. 
  {Grass-cloth  plant},  a  perennial  herb  of  the  Nettle  family 
  ({B[oe]hmeria  nivea  or  Urtica  nivea}),  which  grows  in 
  Sumatra,  China,  and  Assam,  whose  inner  bark  has  fine  and 
  strong  fibers  suited  for  textile  purposes. 
  {Grass  finch}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  common  American  sparrow  ({Po["o]c[ae]tes 
  gramineus});  --  called  also  {vesper  sparrow}  and 
  {bay-winged  bunting}. 
  b  Any  Australian  finch,  of  the  genus  {Po["e]phila},  of 
  which  several  species  are  known 
  {Grass  lamb},  a  lamb  suckled  by  a  dam  running  on  pasture  land 
  and  giving  rich  milk. 
  {Grass  land},  land  kept  in  grass  and  not  tilled. 
  {Grass  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  many  small  moths  of  the  genus 
  {Crambus},  found  in  grass. 
  {Grass  oil},  a  fragrant  essential  volatile  oil,  obtained  in 
  India  from  grasses  of  the  genus  {Andropogon},  etc.;  -- 
  used  in  perfumery  under  the  name  of  {citronella},  {ginger 
  grass  oil},  {lemon  grass  oil},  {essence  of  verbena}  etc 
  {Grass  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  African  owl  ({Strix 
  {Grass  parrakeet}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  of  several  species  of 
  Australian  parrots,  of  the  genus  {Euphemia};  --  also 
  applied  to  the  zebra  parrakeet. 
  {Grass  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  upland  or  field  plover. 
  {Grass  poly}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  willowwort  ({Lythrum 
  Hyssopifolia}).  --Johnson. 
  {Crass  quit}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  tropical  American 
  finches  of  the  genus  {Euetheia}.  The  males  have  most  of 
  the  head  and  chest  black  and  often  marked  with  yellow. 
  {Grass  snake}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  common  English,  or  ringed,  snake  ({Tropidonotus 
  b  The  common  green  snake  of  the  Northern  United  States. 
  See  {Green  snake},  under  {Green}. 
  {Grass  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pectoral  sandpiper  ({Tringa 
  maculata});  --  called  also  {jacksnipe}  in  America. 
  {Grass  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  spider  ({Agelena 
  n[ae]via}),  which  spins  flat  webs  on  grass,  conspicuous 
  when  covered  with  dew. 
  {Grass  sponge}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  inferior  kind  of  commercial 
  sponge  from  Florida  and  the  Bahamas. 
  {Grass  table}.  (Arch.)  See  {Earth  table},  under  {Earth}. 
  {Grass  vetch}  (Bot.),  a  vetch  ({Lathyrus  Nissolia}),  with 
  narrow  grasslike  leaves. 
  {Grass  widow}.  [Cf.  Prov.  R.  an  unmarried  mother,  G. 
  strohwittwe  a  mock  widow,  Sw  gr["a]senka  a  grass  widow.] 
  a  An  unmarried  woman  who  is  a  mother.  [Obs.] 
  b  A  woman  separated  from  her  husband  by  abandonment  or 
  prolonged  absence;  a  woman  living  apart  from  her 
  husband.  [Slang.] 
  {Grass  wrack}  (Bot.)  eelgrass. 
  {To  bring  to  grass}  (Mining.),  to  raise,  as  ore,  to  the 
  surface  of  the  ground. 
  {To  put  to  grass},  {To  put  out  to  grass},  to  put  out  to  graze 
  a  season,  as  cattle.