from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of turf.

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  • n. Plural form of turf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pl. of turf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolescent plural of turf.


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  • It's pay-off time and will counter the girlie brigade when he turves-out Hewitt Jowell etc.

    Who Will Follow John Reid Out of the Cabinet?

  • Results from experiments with intact turves from a managed lowland New Zealand pasture in controlled environment conditions have demonstrated the following: that elevated CO2 results in an increase in net primary productivity, particularly below ground Newton et al.

    Swedish Tree Line « Climate Audit

  • She was kneeling down in the chimney-corner, before two pieces of turf laid together with the heather inwards, blowing at the red-hot ashes with her breath till the turves flamed.

    Wessex Tales

  • As it was, he advanced carefully toward the edge, where Brianna was kneeling, reaching across with her shovel to remove another layer of turves from the willow-work frame that arched across the top of the pit.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The scorched turves that had covered it in operation were scattered round it, and the general impression was that of an enormous, smoking grave from which something large, hot, and doubtless demonic had just arisen.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • And so when he was entered into the town he ran through the town to the castle; and then all the young men of that city ran after Sir Launcelot, and there they threw turves at him, and gave him many sad strokes.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • “You intend to pass the night here,” I said, not as a question, for Holmes was already laying a fire with the dry peat turves.

    The Moor

  • Just as I realized that this effect was the result of the mound's being covered in cut turves, the whole thing blew up.

    Drums of Autumn

  • When Hugh was gone, with his own cares to keep him fully occupied, and his errand in friendship faithfully discharged, Cadfael damped down his brazier with turves, closed his workshop, and went away to the church.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • 'Now,' said Cadfael, tickling the brazier to show a gleam of red through its controlling turves, 'sit down and be easy, the both of you.

    The Potter's Field


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  • plural of turf

    May 29, 2011