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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.
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Because of equipment limitations, tufting has traditionally told a texture story, not a pattern story.
Don Whitfield, vice president of Shaw Rugs, said, "We are aware of new tufting machinery, and we have considered it as an option in the rug business.
The addition of Matrix Tufting will increase our ability to develop innovative new rugs, both for our coordinated collections and for other rooms in the home," she explains.