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Noun
A clump of strands of something
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“These are launched from a special gun using compressed gas, a tuft of fibers at the back of the missile serving as both fletching and wadding.”
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A clump or bunch of feathers
“Bearded vultures earned their name from a small tuft of dark feathers below their beaks.”
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A clump or bunch of hair
“The paper is positioned just where his face ought to be, and all I see of him are two ears and a tuft of hair.”
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A clump or bunch of grass, vegetation or flowers
“The nest is placed in a tuft of grass which is usually held up by a wolfberry or other kind of shrub.”
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A piece of a person's hair that coils or hangs together
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Any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs
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The loose hairs at the end of a braid
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A mass or lump of a soft material, used for padding, stuffing, or wiping
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Hairs collectively, especially those growing on a person's head
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