Usage examples for Turfy

  1. B. Fibrous peat, unripe peat, which is brown or black in color, less elastic than turfy peat, the fibres either of moss, grass, roots, leaves, or wood, distinguishable by the eye, but brittle, and easily broken; sp. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  2. Two steps from the water on either side, and you come to the abrupt, bushy, and rooty, if not turfy edge of the bank, four or five feet high, where the interminable forest begins, as if the stream had but just cut its way through it. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  3. These hedges in Cornwall are, particularly in the west, but a core of hard stone piled loosely together and covered with mud or sod and the growth of many generations of plant- life, and knitted by creeping plants till they stand broad- based and immovable like ramparts, and are used as paths by the inhabitants, who pass quickly and safely from one swampy field to another along their turfy tops. – Cornwall by G. E. Mitton
  4. The wren had built within the Porch, she found Its quiet loneliness so sure and thorough; And on the lawn,- within its turfy mound,- The rabbit made his burrow. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  5. Only thirty years ago- yet to- day Nature has so completely taken it all back to herself that the hush of a long- vanished antiquity is upon it, and the turfy burial mound of some Hengist and Horsa could not be more silent. – October Vagabonds by Richard Le Gallienne
  6. Remembering the Dewan's impracticable saddle at Bhomsong, I stipulated for a horse- cloth or pad, upon which I had no sooner jumped than the beast threw back his ears, seated himself on his haunches, and, to my consternation, slid backwards down a turfy slope, pawing the earth with his fore- feet as he went, and leaving me on the ground, amid shrieks of laughter from my Lepchas. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  7. Sandie was lying on the turfy bank, in a convenient position for looking up into her eyes; and she found it not precisely an easy position for her. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  8. A turfy spot in the wood had been selected for the principal scene of the festival. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  9. They crossed without mishap, and, having shod themselves again, mounted the turfy slope where the larks flew up from their hiding- places among the stones. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  10. And when she was decked she went softly and sat down beside Murtough on the turfy hunting mound. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  11. Then I fright the hare From his turfy lair And after him send a volley Of song that stops Him under the copse In wonderment at my folly. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  12. A sudden fear darted through his mind, and dismounting, he climbed to the top of the turfy bank at the side of the road to gain a better view of the coast. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  13. It was a warm day, and I went to a nice turfy hill by the river, and sat down on my mother's old shawl that I had brought with me on purpose. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
  14. Many a gentle slope spread, as it were, a turfy apron in which reposed a little pool or lakelet. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  15. The Mole's straps were for you the little cords with which you are so familiar in turfy soil. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  16. Anon you found yourself in a turfy wilderness, girt in apparently by dark woods. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  17. In the neighbourhood of towns and villages, where building is going on, this turfy loam is often to be had when new roads are cut out and houses run up. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley