Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made of turf; covered with turf: as, turfen steps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made of turf; covered with turf.

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  • adjective Made of turf; covered with turf.

Etymologies

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From turf +‎ -en.

Examples

  • English horses of the best blood, canter along the road, or its turfen borders; while crowds of dusky natives gather in all directions, or leisurely move homewards after their day's work.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands

  • Eleanor sat on the turfen table by the sick man; and the woman began her story.

    The Drummer's Coat

  • Ladies and gentlemen, on English horses of the best blood, canter along the road, or its turfen borders; while crowds of dusky natives gather in all directions, or leisurely move homewards after their day's work.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer

  • Arrived at Master _Agnew's_ Doore, found it open, no one in Parlour or Studdy; soe _Dick_ tooke the Horses rounde, and then we went straite thro 'the House, into the Garden behind, which is on a rising Ground, with pleached Alleys and turfen

    Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary

  • They descended from the woods to the margin of the stream by a flight of turfen steps, Coningsby holding Edith's hand as he guided her progress.

    Coningsby

  • In the pleasaunce of Armine, at the termination of a long turfen avenue of purple beeches, there was a turreted gate, flanked by round towers, intended by Sir Ferdinand for one of the principal entrances of his castle.

    Henrietta Temple A Love Story

  • It was formed upon a gentle southern slope, with turfen terraces walled in on three sides, the fourth consisting of arches of golden yew.

    Lothair

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