TURF's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of turf
Definition:
n. surface layer of earth containing a dense growth of grass; territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
Example:
As the industry continues to consolidate, HP and IBM are encroaching on each other's turf.
Sentence in Classic:
It would be lovely to sleep for one night in that cottage before the fire of smoking turf, in the dark lit by the fire, in the warm dark, breathing the smell of the peasants, air and rain and turf and corduroy.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He walked with one hand upon his hip and in the other hand he held a stick with which he tapped the turf lightly.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
He learned to play heavily at cards and to squander money on the turf, until he had again and again to come to me and implore me to give him an advance upon his allowance, that he might settle his debts of honour.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It might have seemed to him a waste of pomp and ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery, but there seemed nothing incongruous about the getting up such an expensive thunderstorm as this to knock the turf from under an insect like himself.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Denisov and Rostov were living in an earth hut, dug out for them by the soldiers and roofed with branches and turf.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
There were two great aloes, in tubs, on the turf outside the windows; the broad hard leaves of which plant (looking as if they were made of painted tin) have ever since, by association, been symbolical to me of silence and retirement.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
Here the red rays of the sun shot a broken and discoloured light, that partially hung upon the shattered boughs and mossy trunks of the trees, and there they illuminated in brilliant patches the portions of turf to which they made their way.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Then he mounted his horse, advanced beyond Rossomme, and selected for his post of observation a contracted elevation of turf to the right of the road from Genappe to Brussels, which was his second station during the battle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
There was a stone bench in one corner, one or two mouldy statues, several lattices which had lost their nails with time, were rotting on the wall, and there were no walks nor turf; but there was enough grass everywhere.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context