Sentence Examples


  • It is very certain, at any rate, that once there was no pond here, and now there is one; and this Indian fable does not in any respect conflict with the account of that ancient settler whom I have mentioned, who remembers so well when he first came here with his divining-rod, saw a thin vapor rising from the sward, and the hazel pointed steadily downward, and he concluded to dig a well here.
  • There, in a very secluded and shaded spot, under a spreading white pine, there was yet a clean, firm sward to sit on.
  • Now only a dent in the earth marks the site of these dwellings, with buried cellar stones, and strawberries, raspberries, thimble-berries, hazel-bushes, and sumachs growing in the sunny sward there; some pitch pine or gnarled oak occupies what was the chimney nook, and a sweet-scented black birch, perhaps, waves where the door-stone was.
  • Elsewhere, under a grass sward, common chickweed seed had a mean annual decline rate of 26 %.
  • It is generally a habitat characterized by close-cropped, closed sward vegetation due to heavy sheep grazing typical in the uplands.

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