TURF , thetop or
See also:surface of
See also:earth when covered with grass, forming a coherent mass of
See also:mould or
See also:soil in which the roots of
See also:grasses and other
See also:plants are embedded . This is capable of being cut out in solid
See also:mat-like blocks, known by the same name . Similarly "
See also:peat " (q.v.) when cut in pieces for fuel or other purposes is also styled " turf." The
See also:term is applied widely to any stretch or sward of trimmed grass-
See also:land, and thus by metonymy, to
See also:horse-racing and all connected with it,from the owning and
See also:running of
See also:race-horses to betting . The word " turf " is
See also:common to Teutonic
See also:languages, cf . Du. turf, Ger . Torf,
See also:Dan . Mrs, &c . It has been connected with Skt. darbha, grass, so called from being matted or
See also:twisted together, darbh, to
See also:wind . The Teutonic word was adapted in Med .
See also:Lat., as turba (cf . Fr. tourbe, Ital. torba), whence was formed turbaria, turbary, the right of digging and cutting turf in common with the owner of the land .
HENRI DE LA TOUR TURENNE
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