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 for Poa compressa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barnyard grass, for hay. South. Panicum Grus-galli. Bent,
  pasture and hay. Agrostis, several species. Bermuda grass,
  pasture. South. Cynodon Dactylon. Black bent. Same as Switch
  grass (below). Blue bent, hay. North and West. Andropogon
  provincialis. Blue grass, pasture. Poa compressa. Blue joint,
  hay. Northwest. Aqropyrum glaucum. Buffalo grass, grazing.
  Rocky Mts., etc.
        (a) Buchlo["e] dectyloides.
        (b) Same as Grama grass (below). Bunch grass, grazing.
            Far West. Eriocoma, Festuca, Stips, etc. Chess,
            or Cheat, a weed. Bromus secalinus, etc. Couch
            grass. Same as Quick grass (below). Crab grass,
        (a) Hay, in South. A weed, in North. Panicum sanguinale.
        (b) Pasture and hay. South. Eleusine Indica. Darnel
        (a) Bearded, a noxious weed. Lolium temulentum.
        (b) Common. Same as Rye grass (below). Drop seed, fair
            for forage and hay. Muhlenbergia, several species.
            English grass. Same as Redtop (below). Fowl meadow
            grass.
        (a) Pasture and hay. Poa serotina.
        (b) Hay, on moist land. Gryceria nervata. Gama grass,
            cut fodder. South. Tripsacum dactyloides. Grama
            grass, grazing. West and Pacific slope. Bouteloua
            oligostachya, etc. Great bunch grass, pasture and
            hay. Far West. Festuca scabrella. Guinea grass, hay.
            South. Panicum jumentorum. Herd's grass, in New
            England Timothy, in Pennsylvania and South Redtop.
            Indian grass. Same as Wood grass (below). Italian
            rye grass, forage and hay. Lolium Italicum. Johnson
            grass, grazing and hay. South and Southwest. Sorghum
            Halepense. Kentucky blue grass, pasture. Poa
            pratensis. Lyme grass, coarse hay. South. Elymus,
            several species. Manna grass, pasture and hay.
            Glyceria, several species. Meadow fescue, pasture
            and hay. Festuca elatior. Meadow foxtail, pasture,
            hay, lawn. North. Alopecurus pratensis. Meadow
            grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Poa, several species.
            Mesquite grass, or Muskit grass. Same as Grama grass
            (above). 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.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not
           true grasses botanically considered, such as black
           grass, goose grass, star grass, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Black+grass,+a+kind+of+small+rush+({Juncus+Gerardi">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 Parnassia
        palustris; in the United States there are several
        species.
  
     Grass bass (Zool.), 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 syn. Urtica nivea), which grows in
        Sumatra, China, and Assam, whose inner bark has fine and
        strong fibers suited for textile purposes.
  
     Grass finch. (Zool.)
        (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 (Zool.), 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+(Zool.),+a+South+African+owl+({Strix+Capensis">Grass owl (Zool.), a South African owl ({Strix Capensis).
        
  
     Grass parrakeet (Zool.), any of several species of
        Australian parrots, of the genus Euphemia; -- also
        applied to the zebra parrakeet.
  
     Grass plover (Zool.), the upland or field plover.
  
     Grass poly (Bot.), a species of willowwort ({Lythrum
        Hyssopifolia). --Johnson.
  
     Crass quit (Zool.), 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. (Zool.)
        (a) The common English, or ringed, snake ({Tropidonotus
            natrix).
        (b) The common green snake of the Northern United States.
            See Green snake, under Green.
  
     Grass snipe (Zool.), the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa
        maculata); -- called also jacksnipe in America.
  
     Grass+spider+(Zool.),+a+common+spider+({Agelena+n[ae]via">Grass spider (Zool.), a common spider ({Agelena n[ae]via),
        which spins flat webs on grass, conspicuous when covered
        with dew.
  
     Grass sponge (Zool.), 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">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[aum]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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wire \Wire\ (w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel.
     v[imac]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine
     gold; perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance
        formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved
        rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Wire is made of any desired form, as round, square,
           triangular, etc., by giving this shape to the hole in
           the drawplate, or between the rollers.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph;
        as, to send a message by wire. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Chiefly in pl. The system of wires used to operate the
        puppets in a puppet show; hence (Chiefly Political Slang),
        the network of hidden influences controlling the action of
        a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for
        office; -- in this sense, synonymous with strings.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
  
     4. One who picks women's pockets. [Thieves' Slang]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     5. A knitting needle. [Scot.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     6. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges'
        stand, to mark the line at which the races end. [Racing
        Cant]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Wire bed, Wire mattress, an elastic bed bottom or
        mattress made of wires interwoven or looped together in
        various ways.
  
     Wire bridge, a bridge suspended from wires, or cables made
        of wire.
  
     Wire cartridge, a shot cartridge having the shot inclosed
        in a wire cage.
  
     Wire cloth, a coarse cloth made of woven metallic wire, --
        used for strainers, and for various other purposes.
  
     Wire edge, the thin, wirelike thread of metal sometimes
        formed on the edge of a tool by the stone in sharpening
        it.
  
     Wire fence, a fence consisting of posts with strained
        horizontal wires, wire netting, or other wirework,
        between.
  
     Wire gauge or Wire gage.
        (a) A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, thickness
            of sheet metal, etc., often consisting of a metal
            plate with a series of notches of various widths in
            its edge.
        (b) A standard series of sizes arbitrarily indicated, as
            by numbers, to which the diameter of wire or the
            thickness of sheet metal in usually made, and which is
            used in describing the size or thickness. There are
            many different standards for wire gauges, as in
            different countries, or for different kinds of metal,
            the Birmingham wire gauges and the American wire gauge
            being often used and designated by the abbreviations
            B. W. G. and A. W. G. respectively.
  
     Wire gauze, a texture of finely interwoven wire, resembling
        gauze.
  
     Wire grass (Bot.), either of the two common grasses
        Eleusine Indica, valuable for hay and pasture, and Poa
        compressa, or blue grass. See Blue grass.
  
     Wire grub (Zool.), a wireworm.
  
     Wire iron, wire rods of iron.
  
     Wire lathing, wire cloth or wire netting applied in the
        place of wooden lathing for holding plastering.
  
     Wire mattress. See Wire bed, above.
  
     Wire micrometer, a micrometer having spider lines, or fine
        wires, across the field of the instrument.
  
     Wire nail, a nail formed of a piece of wire which is headed
        and pointed.
  
     Wire netting, a texture of woven wire coarser than ordinary
        wire gauze.
  
     Wire rod, a metal rod from which wire is formed by drawing.
        
  
     Wire rope, a rope formed wholly, or in great part, of
        wires.
  
     down to the wire, up to the last moment, as in a race or
        competition; as, the two front runners were neck-and-neck
        down to the wire. From wire[6].
  
     under the wire, just in time; shortly before the deadline;
        as, to file an application just under the wire.
        [1913 Webster]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blue grass \Blue" grass`\ (Bot.)
     A species of grass ({Poa compressa) with bluish green stems,
     valuable in thin gravelly soils; wire grass.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Kentucky+blue+grass,+a+species+of+grass+({Poa+pratensis">Kentucky blue grass, a species of grass ({Poa pratensis)
        which has running rootstocks and spreads rapidly. It is
        valuable as a pasture grass, as it endures both winter and
        drought better than other kinds, and is very nutritious.
        [1913 Webster]

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