- adj. Covered with tussocks or tussock grass.
“The view from the farmhouse kitchen window slithers north through an embroidery of ragged conifers and tussocked fields to the Pentland Hills.”
“I had the task of launching into the sky all the seabirds from all the cliffs of Shetland: the shags and razorbills from the boulders at the sea edge, the guillemots and kittiwakes from the open faces of rock, the gannets from their shantytowns along ridge backs and fault lines, the fulmars from the tussocked neuks below the cliff lip, and the puffins from their burrows in the turf on the top.”
“Palm Veld grades into open grassland towards the coast, with tussocked species such as Themeda, Tristachya, Trachypogon, Aristida, and others being common.”
“During the long march of twenty days the caravan passed through almost every kind of scenery -- long plains in which there was nothing but reeds and tussocked grass, and these plains were succeeded by stony hills covered with scrub.”
“A fox, 'he said, and he trailed the animal through the hazel-bushes till he came to a rough shore, covered with juniper-bushes and tussocked grass, the extreme point of the headland, whence he could see the mountains -- the pale southern mountains mingling with the white sky, and the western mountains, much nearer, showing in bold relief.”
“I said, and I stopped to listen, like one at the world's end; I walked on, wondering, through the rushes and tussocked grass and juniper bushes which grew along the wilding shore, along the edge of the wood.”
“There were more waste hillsides devoted to whins, and flat fields tussocked with rushes as we swept on through the dripping country, under the sides of almost perpendicular rocks, down which little waterfalls, like spun silver, fell and broadened into bridal veils ere they reached the bottom.”
“He remembered commandeering the fisherman's boat, and rowing himself out, taking a tape to measure, and how, after much application of the tape, he had satisfied himself that there was enough arable land in the island for a garden; he had walked down the island certain that a quarter of an acre could grow enough vegetables to support a hermit, and that a goat would be able to pick a living among the bushes and the tussocked grass: even”
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