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[tuhs-uh-kee] /ˈtʌs ə ki/
abounding in tussocks.
forming tussocks.
Origin of tussocky
First recorded in 1655-65; tussock + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Far away the coast reached out, and melted into the morning, the tussocky sandhills seemed to sink to a level with the beach.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • To the left is a narrow little ditch, and beyond the ditch rough and tussocky grass.

  • Just behind a tussocky bunch of grass is a favourite spot to set a noose; the grass partially conceals it.

    The Gamekeeper at Home Richard Jefferies
  • Sometimes a brace of leverets are found in a tussocky grass clump, but these are more often allowed to remain than taken.

  • The path was a narrow groove in the turf between high, sere, tussocky grass; it was scarcely more than a rabbit run.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Here and there on very steep hillsides, wiry, tussocky grass might be growing instead of forest or peat.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • At the very bottom, almost on a level with the tussocky surface of the marsh, a barrel lay on its side, its depth leading inward.

  • Keeping along near the fence, she sniffed the tussocky, uneven grass with practised nose.

    Jim Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The white grass was tussocky and long, and the trail here and there had been churned into quagmire.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands

    Harold Bindloss
  • From the sea to the Sierra Nevada stretch the pampas, all tussocky grass, thorn, guanacos and mirages.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard

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