tussock

Part of speech: noun

A tuft or hillock of growing grass or sedge. tussuck.

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Usage examples "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", 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.", 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", Rudyard Kipling.