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tuft

 [tuft]
a small clump, cluster, or coil.

tuft

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.

tuft

(tuft) a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft

Etymology: Fr, touffe, a tuft
an object resembling a tassle, such as a tuft of hair.

tuft (toothbrush),

n part of the toothbrush head, refers to the small, individual clusters of bristles that proceed from a single opening.

tuft

a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft cell
malpighian tuft
renal glomerulus.
References in classic literature ?
Running towards the tuft of trees, he beheld the head and fiery eyes of an immense serpent or dragon, with the widest jaws that ever a dragon had, and a vast many rows of horribly sharp teeth.
On he clambered, with his hand shuffling down the long sloping crack, sometimes bearing all his weight upon his arms, at others finding some small shelf or tuft on which to rest his foot.
They sought beneath the tufts of grass and bushe for a few dry twigs, and these they rubbed into fibres; the surrounding them with coarser twigs, something like a bird' nest, they put the rag with its spark of fire in the middl and covered it up.
A whiff of warm breath, a little soft tuft on its paw--: and immediately wert thou ready to love and lure it.
A dry-looking Englishman, in high boots and a short jacket, clean-shaven, except for a tuft below his chin, came to meet him, walking with the uncouth gait of jockey, turning his elbows out and swaying from side to side.
There was a bleeding heart, in tufts of paper lace; there were the three kings, gorgeously apparelled, and the ox and the ass and the shepherds; there was the Baby in the manger, and a group of angels, singing; there were camels and leopards, held by the black slaves of the three kings.
Sometimes these tufts impart a rather brigandish expression to his otherwise solemn countenance.
I found the island to be all rocky, only a little intermingled with tufts of grass, and sweet-smelling herbs.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks, porcelain vases containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.
He was obliged to walk upon bog tufts and watch his feet to keep from the oily mire.
Nothing could have altered the rich colour of my commander's complexion, laid on generously by wind and sea; but between the two tufts of fair hair above his ears, his skull, generally suffused with the hue of blood, shone dead white, like a dome of ivory.
In the great Zoological Gardens we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting wings like the tails of a dress coat.