What formerly passed for a lawn in our garden is now becoming a wild meadow, notwithstanding its random colonization by tough tussocks.

Recently learned that the word ‘hassock’ can also mean ‘tussock’ in Scottish or Northern English.

‘A tarn lies under two hills, draining water from a tussock-lined tract of bog.’ 

 

Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 164

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