The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.
It is built upon a tussock; and a tussock—did you ever try to pull up a tussock?
Hundreds of sea elephants, mostly of the season's young, lay about in the tussock or amongst the rocks.
The pupa is suspended by the tail to an upright blade of the tussock.
Out in the very middle of the bog a figure was standing, balanced on a tussock of firm earth.
Stealing forward like a shadow, the old fox sprang at the tussock.
Among these pests, the most important to the dweller in a large city is the tussock moth, which destroys our shade trees.
They build nests of tussock on rocks close to the water or maybe on the ground.
With them have gone a fair portion of the tussock worms, but the sparrow holds his own.
There was Mrs. Woodcock peeping at him from behind a tussock of grass.
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.