We crossed the marshy bottom and passed over a quarter of a mile of dry, hard turf.
I have been on the turf for twenty years, and never was asked such a question as that before," said he.
You must know, with your wide experience of turf matters, Colonel Ross, that it is possible to make a slight nick upon the tendons of a horse's ham, and to do it subcutaneously, so as to leave absolutely no trace.
On the fine plains of turf we saw many ostriches (Struthio rhea).
The country wore the same aspect, till at last the fine green turf became more wearisome than a dusty turnpike road.
In the daytime they either lie among the aquatic plants, or openly feed on the turf plain.
It is as if a fragment of England floated forward to greet the foreigner--chalk of our chalk, turf
of our turf
, epitome of what will follow.
Some of them would catch the Shetland pony who was turned out in the field, and get two or three together on his back, and the little rogue, enjoying the fun, would gallop off for fifty yards, and then turn round, or stop short and shoot them on to the turf, and then graze quietly on till he felt another load; others played at peg-top or marbles, while a few of the bigger ones stood up for a bout at wrestling.
But Harry Winburn was undeniably his master; from the first clutch of hands when they stood up, down to the last trip which sent him on to his back on the turf, he felt that Harry knew more and could do more than he.
Then, all parties having provided themselves with many sods of turf, cut with their bread-and-cheese knives, the side which remained at the bottom proceeded to assault the mound, advancing up on all sides under cover of a heavy fire of turfs, and then struggling for victory with the occupants, which was theirs as soon as they could, even for a moment, clear the summit, when they in turn became the besieged.
There was in this part of the isle a little hut of a house like a pig's hut, where fishers used to sleep when they came there upon their business; but the turf roof of it had fallen entirely in; so that the hut was of no use to me, and gave me less shelter than my rocks.
It is true I picked up a third guinea a little after, where it lay shining on a piece of turf.
But this time I wept and roared like a wicked child, tearing up the turf with my nails, and grinding my face in the earth.
Grass is the most suitable turf
grass for central and southern Florida.
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