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tuft

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

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.
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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.
As part of the honor, Armstrong delivered the keynote speech at Tufts 2006 commencement ceremonies.
In order to further develop the school, UNAM signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US based Tufts School of Medicine in Boston.
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This year, for the first time, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, invited students to submit a one-minute YouTube video "'that says something about you" along with their applications.
Sternberg (psychology and education, Tufts U.), Jarvin (education, Tufts U.) and Grigorenko (child studies, psychology, epidemiology and public health, Yale U.) offer teachers of K-12 classrooms this guide to fostering children toward critical thinking skills that emphasize wisdom and intelligence.
The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Ras Al Khaimah has introduced a one-year master of nutrition degree programme, where instruction is provided through a "hybrid" learning model.
Scientists at Tufts University's School of Engineering have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to design such living optical elements that could make possible an entirely new class of sensors.
In late 2001 Tufts University in Boston got a new president who came (from MIT) with a clear goal of making the university "more entrepreneurial," and Tufts Media LLC was launched with the stated aim of making profits for the school.
Most academic institutions lack the resources to establish and maintain their electronic records, according to a study by Tufts University and Yale University Library, "Fedora and the Preservation of University Records Project."
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