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It is built upon a tussock; and a tussock—did you ever try to pull up a tussock?

It was placed high and dry on a tussock in a flaming patch of hawkweed.

They were sitting close to each other on a tussock behind their little tent.

It flies amongst the tussock grass in a weak and aimless manner.

The larva of this insect feeds on the tussock grass (Poa australis).

The pupa is suspended by the tail to an upright blade of the tussock.

The nest is in a hole in the ground at the base of a tussock of long grass.

Stealing forward like a shadow, the old fox sprang at the tussock.

They build nests of tussock on rocks close to the water or maybe on the ground.

There was Mrs. Woodcock peeping at him from behind a tussock of grass.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "tuft of hair," of uncertain origin; cf. earlier tusk (1520s) with the same meaning (and also of obscure origin). Meaning "tuft of grass" is first recorded c.1600.

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