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I waded on, casting and playing beyond the lily pads and sedge.

They lay across the road, or to either hand in the melancholy fields of sedge.

The rest of High Bar is only a few acres of sedge and marsh.

One of the lower terraces had become a wild mere of sedge and reeds.

Already it had cleared the sedge, and was floating out in open water.

Moreover, the sedge was so thick, that it was with difficulty they could use their oars.

The swan, after clearing the sedge, rose almost vertically into the air.

The members thereof may not use mats made of the sedge of this name.

Still, he could not remember that he had ever before been able to climb up a sedge.

It is suspended by the tail to any firm object in the neighbourhood of the sedge.

WORD ORIGIN

"coarse grass-like plant growing in wet places," Old English secg "sedge, reed, rush," from Proto-Germanic *sagjoz (cf. Low German segge, German Segge), probably from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (see section (n.) and cf. Old English secg, identical in form but meaning "sword;" and cf. German schwertel-gras "sedge" from schwert "sword"), on notion of plant with "cutting" leaves (cf. etymological sense of gladiolus). Old Irish seisg, Welsh hesgreed "rush" might represent a similar sense development from the same root. Often spelled seg, segg until present form triumphed early 1900s.

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