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Any of a number of grasses that possess a sweet flavor, making them attractive to livestock, or a sweet smell, resulting in their former use as herbs for strewing or burning.
- ‘Do get ‘smudged’ by an elder when he offers to purify you with sweetgrass, tobacco, sage and cedar.’
- ‘The air here is damp and chilly, but it smells so fresh, mixes of sweetgrass and pond or lake water.’
- ‘Joy Stewart smudges the workshop space with sweetgrass and uses candles to attract positive energy for her chakra workshops.’
- ‘I offered them some of our general history and the host organization a gift of sweetgrass.’
- ‘The highway is dotted with periodic lean-tos made of gray, weather-beaten plywood and 2x4s that offer shade to the women who sell their baskets of tightly woven sweetgrass.’
- ‘Treatment blends of honey, cornmeal, sage and sweetgrass are a luxurious reminder of the spa's Native American roots.’
- ‘However, we have become somewhat spiritually self-righteous through the years and often over the fact that pre-colonial Canada was not all sweetgrass, sweat lodges and sunsets.’
- ‘So, two weeks before opening night the theatre, cast and crew were blessed in a sweetgrass ceremony by local elder Mary Uslick that cleansed them and the theatre space of negative spirits.’
- ‘Johnny puts sweetgrass in his blankets to keep from dreaming, but all he gets is a runny nose.’
- ‘And when I've run out of sweetgrass, someone always shows up with a braid of sweetgrass and gives it to me.’
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