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sweet grass

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1. an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals
2. See flote grass
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet grass - any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odorsweet grass - any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odor
genus Glyceria, Glyceria - manna grass
Glyceria grandis, reed meadow grass - a pasture grass of moist places throughout North America
meadow grass, meadowgrass - any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
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The flowers had been too strong for the huge beast and he had given up at last, and fallen only a short distance from the end of the poppy bed, where the sweet grass spread in beautiful green fields before them.
to Hathi, bidding him to come upon such a night and pluck the sweet grass for me with his trunk.
He came only two nights later," said Bagheera, cowering a little; "and of that long, sweet grass that pleased thee so he gathered more than any Man-cub could eat in all the nights of the Rains.
Some of the groups SDS has assisted during its first year include: The Sweet Grass Beef Co-op, Family Farmers' Seed Co-op and Arkansas Valley Organic Growers, as well as food coops in the New Mexico towns of Espanola, Dixon and Taos, and the Colorado towns of Trinidad, Alamosa and Manitou Springs.
In keeping with the Collection's passion for the arts and Bohemian lifestyle, the opening consisted of speeches by local dignitaries, the Kessler family and majority owner Xenia Hotel & Resorts executives, followed by cutting an authentically Charleston Lowcountry sweet grass adorned ribbon, and a champagne toast led by general manager Nick Saltmarsh.
Sweet Grass Dairy makes a difficult but thoughtful decision to permanently close Blue Coop restaurant and move the Cheese Shop into that space at 123 South Broad Street.
From a pouch containing cedar, sweet grass, sage and tobacco, an elder draws a handful and places the mixture in a shell.
A hundred yards further, the scent of burning sweet grass reaches a statue of Robbie Burns, whose words engraved on the pedestal capture a spirit with which the elders would surely agree:
I'm not sure why, but I suppose it comes down to the mountains, sweet grass, rain and good breeding.
Flower girl Isabella Leigh Temple of Summerville, South Carolina, cousin of the bride, carried a sweet grass flower basket with rich purple rose petals.
I'm not suggesting we hold an annual festive hunt of cloning loin cloths, sinew backed bows and stuffing sweet grass in the buck's mouth before eating its liver, raw, all to honor our ancestors.
A one-time church volunteer who helped prisoners prepare for the world outside, Horn also knows that volunteers aren't trained to do the kind of interfaith work that chaplains provide daily--whether it's kosher meals for Jews, prayer rugs for Muslims, or sage and sweet grass for American Indians to burn as they offer praise to the Four Winds.