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Turfy \Turf"y\, a. [Compar. Turfier; superl. Turfiest.]

  1. Abounding with turf; made of, or covered with, turf. ``The turfy mountains.''

  2. Having the nature or appearance of turf.

  3. Of or pertaining to the turf, or horse racing.


a. Of, pertaining to, or constructed of turf.

Usage examples of "turfy".

On the steep turfy incline his body slid and tumbled a score of meters before a bush caught and held it momentarily.

An army waited among the ferns and in the trees and behind the turfy hillocks and was invisible.

Palace of Green Porcelain is set on a high, turfy down, but there are meadows nearby which are well-watered.

Then he mounted, staggering, half longing to fall into the dark waters and be at rest--half instinctively finding out the surest foot-rests on that precipitous face of rock, till he was high up, safe landed on the turfy summit.

Mole, from Mickleham, where the Surrey chalk runs its final turfy spine Northeastward to the slope upon Kentish soil.

Only thirty years ago--yet to-day Nature has so completely taken it all back to herself that the hush of a long-vanished antiquity is upon it, and the turfy burial mound of some Hengist and Horsa could not be more silent.

And we moved with firm control and thoughtful shift of weight, down and around a turfy hollow and through a mist and into Dublin at thirty-one easy miles an hour.

Having emerged from the woods, they saw, upon a turfy hillock above, the convent of which they were in search.

Soon after, the sun arose, when the dripping rocks, with the shrubs that fringed their summits, and many a turfy slope below, sparkled in his rays.

Smith obeyed him and both men, scrambling up the turfy bit of ground, began to search and call through the neighbouring wood.

It lay very high upon a turfy down, and looking north-eastward before I entered it, I was surprised to see a large estuary, or even creek, where I judged Wandsworth and Battersea must once have been.

I put Weena, still motionless, down upon a turfy bole, and very hastily, as my first lump of camphor waned, I began collecting sticks and leaves.

He flung himself down on the turfy sward, lit a cigar, and began smoking and staring reflectively at vacancy.

Herr Professor Doktor Karl Manfred, wearing an identification tag that assigned him to the Karl Marx University of Leipzig in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik--in other words, Communist East Germany--stood by the bulletin board of the Danish ship Absalom and stared at a beautifully colored poster of three-quarters naked folk dancers prancing on a turfy field and cursed Danish ships, Danish sailors, Denmark and all its works.

Welshrabbit teint, Nubian shine, nasal fossette, turfy tuft, undersized, free kirk, no age.