What does the word tussock mean?

Usage examples for tussock

  1. The home is made of sedge grasses, softly lined with the softer meadow grass or plant- down, and placed in a tussock of tall grass, or even upon the ground. – Bird-Neighbors by Blanchan, Neltje
  2. There was not an instant to lose; balancing precariously on a tussock, I flung up my gun and fired. – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  3. Here, again, a man- trained man would have sunk overhead in three strides, but Mowgli's feet had eyes in them, and they passed him from tussock to tussock and clump to quaking clump without asking help from the eyes in his head. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling