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  • n. Plural form of toft.


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  • It consists of a number of tofts - peasant house plots and their accompanying gardens - in two rows with a village green, and is situated next to Ulnaby Hall farmhouse.


  • So the village craftsmen usually were, but tied to their tofts just as surely as the villeins to the land.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • They got tofts of stiff heather and, using them as brushes, swept the cobwebs from the walls and rough ceiling.

    The Adventurous Four

  • I came to Whiteness, and there I saw many tofts of booths and much ground levelled for building.

    The Story of Burnt Njal: the great Icelandic tribune, jurist, and counsellor

  • Dignam laid in clay of an apoplexy and after hard drought, please God, rained, a bargeman coming in by water a fifty mile or thereabout with turf saying the seed won't sprout, fields athirst, very sadcoloured and stunk mightily, the quags and tofts too.


  • Withal the yellow-litten windows of a long house showed on the plain below the tofts; but little else of the house might be seen, save that, as they drew near, the walls brake out in doubtful light here and there as the torches smote them.

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Presently they came out into a clearing of the wood, and lo, looming great and black before them against the sky, where the moon had now broken out of the clouds somewhat, the masses of the tofts, and at the top of the northernmost of them a light in the upper window of a tall square tower.

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Olympe; moreover, the barbarians were encamped on three tofts of red sandstone on the north side of the river, at the station Tegulata, with, at their back, the Roman fortified position of _Panis Annonæ_, now called Pain de Munition, where one may conjecture Marius had his stores and reserves.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • The sandstone tofts stand up above the plain, then undrained and marshy, as a dry base for their tents.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • Out of the lagoons, however, rose islets of limestone rock; of these there are two, Cordes and Montmajeur, but there were also formerly a number of smaller tofts standing above the water, but not always rocky, forming an archipelago, and were covered with the cottages of fishermen and _utriculares_, and farmers who cultivated vines and olives on the slopes above the reach of the water.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc


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