Tussock sentence example
The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.
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.
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.
Mountain tops are either rocky, bare or carpeted with tussock grass, above a belt of dense shady Holm Oak forest.
Tall tussock grassland provides the tallest vegetation cover on the island, there being no trees or tall shrubs.Advertisement
The breeding season starts with the male birds coming ashore in September to build their nests of stones among the tussock grass.
Typical of some sections of the river are the distinctive towers of the great tussock sedge.
This is a dense tussock forming grass with golden yellow leaves.
The beaches and lower lands are covered with a dense growth of tussock grass (Spartina arundinacea), 8 to 10 ft.
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.Advertisement
In the desert regions vegetation is, of course, extremely scanty, being restricted almost entirely to the tamarisk, Elaeagnus, tussock grass, and a few Salsolaceae.