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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tuft  \Tuft\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  tuff,  F.  touffe;  of  German  origin;  cf 
  G.  zopf  a  weft  of  hair,  pigtail,  top  of  a  tree.  See  {Top} 
  summit.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  small  flexible,  or  soft  things  in  a  knot 
  or  bunch;  a  waving  or  bending  and  spreading  cluster;  as  a 
  tuft  of  flowers  or  feathers. 
 
  2.  A  cluster;  a  clump;  as  a  tuft  of  plants. 
 
  Under  a  tuft  of  shade.  --Milton. 
 
  Green  lake,  and  cedar  fuft,  and  spicy  glade. 
  --Keble. 
 
  3.  A  nobleman,  or  person  of  quality,  especially  in  the 
  English  universities;  --  so  called  from  the  tuft,  or  gold 
  tassel,  on  the  cap  worn  by  them  [Cant,  Eng.] 
 
  Several  young  tufts,  and  others  of  the  faster  men. 
  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tuft  \Tuft\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tufted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tufting}.] 
  1.  To  separate  into  tufts. 
 
  2.  To  adorn  with  tufts  or  with  a  tuft.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tuft  \Tuft\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  in  or  form  a  tuft  or  tufts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tuft 
  n  1:  a  bunch  of  hair  or  feathers  or  growing  grass  [syn:  {tussock}] 
  2:  a  bunch  of  feathers  or  hair 




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