Rescue grass
Rescue Res"cue (r[e^]s"k[-u]), n. [From {Rescue}, v.; cf. {Rescous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. [1913 Webster]

Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Rescue grass}. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A tall grass ({Ceratochloa unioloides}) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States. [1913 Webster]


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  • rescue-grass — /resˈkū gräs/ noun A S American brome grass, Bromus catharticus ORIGIN: Origin unknown …   Useful english dictionary

  • rescue grass — ˈre(ˌ)skyü noun or rescue brome Etymology: probably alteration of fescue grass : a tall American bromegrass (Bromus catharticus) that somewhat resembles chess and is cultivated for hay and forage in the southern United States and other mild… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rescue grass — paprastoji ragažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Ceratochloa cathartica), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ceratochloa cathartica angl. prairie grass; rescue grass; Schrader s bromegrass vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rescue grass — a grass, Bromus unioloides (or B. catharticus), of tropical America, having clusters of flattened spikelets, grown for forage. [1880 85, Amer.; rescue, perh. alter. of FESCUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rescue — Res cue (r[e^]s k[ u]), n. [From {Rescue}, v.; cf. {Rescous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. [1913 Webster] Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rescue brome — noun see rescue grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grass for His Pillow — infobox Book | name = Grass for His Pillow title orig = translator = image caption = author = Lian Hearn illustrator = cover artist = country = Australia language = English series = Tales of the Otori genre = Fantasy novel publisher = Hodder… …   Wikipedia

  • prairie grass — noun handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn • Syn: ↑broom beard grass, ↑wire grass, ↑Andropogon scoparius, ↑Schizachyrium scoparium • Hypernyms: ↑broom grass * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie grass — paprastoji ragažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Ceratochloa cathartica), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ceratochloa cathartica angl. prairie grass; rescue grass; Schrader s bromegrass vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • arctic grass — noun : rescue grass …   Useful english dictionary

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