Tussock grass

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tussock grass (Bot) A tall, strong grass of the genus Dactylis Dactylis c├Žspitosa), valuable for fodder, introduced into Scotland from the Falkland Islands.
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Usage

In literature:

She was half in the paddock still and half in the tussock grass.
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
Then lift the big grass tussock.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
There was Mrs. Woodcock peeping at him from behind a tussock of grass.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Brushing through the long grass tussocks, he goes his way singing, his dog Rover careering joyously before him.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
Above the well, to the, North, high anthills and tussocks of coarse grass appeared.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
He refers to the penguins, kelp-weed and tussock grass; certainly three characteristic features.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
An even sod takes the place of the isolated tussock, and the grass from being wild and unsavoury becomes sweet and tender.
"Five Years in New Zealand" by Robert B. Booth
It is usually placed in the middle of a bush, sometimes in a tussock of grass.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
When half-way across the point, I came suddenly upon a magnificent male tropic bird, sitting in his nest behind a tussock of tall, reedy grass.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
Presently he sees a dark form raise itself near a tussock of grass.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
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