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Greensward...

Post: #289536 fruitfly
Thu May 11, 2017 2:56 pm

..., I've decided, is going to be my favourite word for a bit. But how big does it have to be to be called a greensward?

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Re: Greensward...

Post: #289540 Flo
Fri May 12, 2017 7:31 am

The online dictionaries are not helping me - not even the splendid Oxford English. The answer from me is - dunno :mrgreen:

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Re: Greensward...

Post: #289542 Odsox
Fri May 12, 2017 7:59 am

According to my 2 volume Shorter English Dictionary; Greensward, 1600, Turf on which grass is growing.
So a lawn :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Greensward...

Post: #289543 Green Aura
Fri May 12, 2017 6:12 pm

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