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  • The turf-rick, sir, 's built up cliver, with the malt snug in the middle of its stomach -- so were the shupervishor a conjuror even, barring he'd dale with the ould one, he'd never suspict a sentence of it.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 08

  • Smiler’s head, to try to come back and help them, was in the midst of a dozen men, who seemed to come out of a turf-rick, some on horse, and some a-foot.

    Lorna Doone

  • a dozen men, who seemed to come out of a turf-rick, some on horse, and some a-foot.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

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  • "Gnarled, wild, with turbulent faces, their ill-cut clothes full of character, the women in pale brown shawls, the men wearing black sombreros and carrying big sticks, they swept in, ill at ease, laughing and shouting defiantly. And so much part of their natural environment were they that for a moment they seemed to create about themselves rocks and bushes, tarns, turf-ricks, and sea."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'In The Train'.

    September 5, 2008