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 Meanings and Examples of TURF
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turf
 n.  surface layer of earth containing a dense growth of grass; territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  Nature had provided a stretch of turf half a mile in length and level, till it suddenly dipped to the lily pool.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  Their roots broke the turf, and among those bones were green waterfalls and cushions of grass in which violets grew in spring or in summer the wild purple orchis.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
3  Accordingly, he soon reached an open plat of turf, on the opposite side of which, a rock, rising abruptly from a gently sloping plain, offered its grey and weatherbeaten front to the traveller.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  Hard by, was a little churchyard; not crowded with tall unsightly gravestones, but full of humble mounds, covered with fresh turf and moss: beneath which, the old people of the village lay at rest.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  While the furze-gatherers had desultorily conversed thus Eustacia's face gradually bent to the hearth in a profound reverie, her toe unconsciously tapping the dry turf which lay burning at her feet.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
6  She took a few pieces of fresh turf from the chimney-corner and built them together over the glow, upon which the fire brightened.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
7  The avenue opened into a broad expanse of turf, and the house lay before us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
8  He is now in his fifth year, and has brought in turn each of the prizes of the turf to Colonel Ross, his fortunate owner.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
9  He was a man of excellent birth and education, who had squandered a fortune upon the turf, and who lived now by doing a little quiet and genteel book-making in the sporting clubs of London.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
10  We crossed the marshy bottom and passed over a quarter of a mile of dry, hard turf.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
11  His father was the notorious Sir Jabez Gilchrist, who ruined himself on the turf.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
12  A pitiless hail was hissing round me, and I was sitting on soft turf in front of the overset machine.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
13  The Time Machine was left deserted on the turf among the rhododendrons.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
14  Then I slept, and when I woke again it was full day, and a couple of sparrows were hopping round me on the turf within reach of my arm.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
15  Catching myself at that, I took my own hint, and spreading myself out upon the turf I had a long and refreshing sleep.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In X
Example Sentence:
1  The main drawback is that the lawn could sink as the old turf rots, so you need to build it up a little higher than you might otherwise, to allow for shrinkage.
2  As the industry continues to consolidate, HP and IBM are encroaching on each other's turf.
3  They still cut turf here for fuel.
4  We need to turf the Democratic party out.
5  The families claim they are being turfed out of their homes.