Turf hedge
Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t["o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; sward; sod. [1913 Webster]

At his head a grass-green turf. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Greek historian sets her in the field on a high heap of turves. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See {Peat}. [1913 Webster]

3. Race course; horse racing; -- preceded by the. ``We . . . claim the honors of the turf.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Note: Turf is often used adjectively, or to form compounds which are generally self-explaining; as, turf ashes, turf cutter or turf-cutter, turf pit or turf-pit, turf-built, turf-clad, turf-covered, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Turf ant} (Zo["o]l.), a small European ant ({Formica flava}) which makes small ant-hills on heaths and commons.

{Turf drain}, a drain made with turf or peat.

{Turf hedge}, a hedge or fence formed with turf and plants of different kinds.

{Turf house}, a house or shed formed of turf, common in the northern parts of Europe.

{Turf moss} a tract of turfy, mossy, or boggy land.

{Turf spade}, a spade for cutting and digging turf, longer and narrower than the common spade. [1913 Webster]


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  • Turf — (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turf ant — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turf drain — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turf house — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turf moss — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turf spade — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hedge laying — is a country skill, typically found in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which, through the creation and maintenance of hedges, achieves the following:* the formation of livestock proof barriers; * the rejuvenation of existing hedgerows by… …   Wikipedia

  • Devon hedge bank — A traditional stone faced Devon hedge, stones placed on edge Devon hedges comprise of an earth bank topped with hedgerow shrubs. The bank may be faced with turf or faced with stone. If stone faced, the stones are generally placed on edge, though… …   Wikipedia

  • Devon hedge — Devon hedges comprise of an earth bank topped with hedgerow shrubs. The bank may be faced with turf or faced with stone. If stone faced, the stones are generally placed on edge, though around gateways the stones are often placed flat.A quarter of …   Wikipedia

  • Formica flava — Turf Turf (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS. turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t[ o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.] 1. That upper stratum of earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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