Tussock sentence example

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  • The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.

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  • West of the dividing crest they are forest clad; east thereof their stony grimness is but slightly softened by growths of scrub and tussock grass.

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  • The " tussock grass " is a wonderful and most valuable natural production, which, owing to the introduction of stock, has become extinct in the two main islands, but still flourishes elsewhere in the group. It is a reed-like grass, which grows in dense tufts from 6 to 10 ft.

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  • Mountain tops are either rocky, bare or carpeted with tussock grass, above a belt of dense shady Holm Oak forest.

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  • Tall tussock grassland provides the tallest vegetation cover on the island, there being no trees or tall shrubs.

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  • The breeding season starts with the male birds coming ashore in September to build their nests of stones among the tussock grass.

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  • Typical of some sections of the river are the distinctive towers of the great tussock sedge.

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  • This is a dense tussock forming grass with golden yellow leaves.

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  • The beaches and lower lands are covered with a dense growth of tussock grass (Spartina arundinacea), 8 to 10 ft.

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  • Two vegetable products, the " balsam bog " (Bolas glebaria) and the " tussock grass " (Dactylis caespitosa) have been objects of curiosity and interest ever since the first accounts of the islands were given.

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  • In the desert regions vegetation is, of course, extremely scanty, being restricted almost entirely to the tamarisk, Elaeagnus, tussock grass, and a few Salsolaceae.

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