Horace, my son, do you really feel equal to the task of taking this tuft of feathers to New York?
Upon his brow he placed a tuft of feathers of the same shining tints.
To the end of a hollow reed she has fastened a tuft of grass.
I wiped it with a tuft of bracken, and I laughed with something of a bitterness.
Nest—On the ground, consisting of a bed of dead leaves, under a bush or tuft of grass or weeds.
A tuft of hair protruded from a hole in the crown of his hat.
In the beauty of poems are henceforth the tuft and final applause of science.
She was fixing a tuft of flowers in his cap, singing softly as she did so.
Nest built in a tuft of grass; made of fine roots and grass, lined with feathers.
He had but fifty yards to go, and started to glide stealthily from tuft to tuft.
late 14c., perhaps from Old French touffe "tuft of hair," either from Late Latin tufa "a kind of crest on a helmet" (also found in Late Greek toupha), or from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German zopf, Old Norse toppr "tuft, summit;" see top (n.1)).