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  • n  a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

  • Other common stingers are the range and saddleback caterpillars, and those of the buck, lo, tussock and brown-tail moths.
  • Although I'm a tussock-walking novice, I reached the valley ahead of the others and noticed something white disappear behind the far cliff.
  • As marines inland prodded every tussock, probed every cave, the LCI cruised close to the cliffs, while a language officer at a loudspeaker urged the Japs to come on down and give .
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  • Photo: Bad hair days
    Nancy Kent of Radford shares this photo and writes: Every day is a bad hair day for this little critter, and I do mean little. It’s a Sycamore Tussock caterpillar and was less than one inch long. Love that super macro on my camera! Thanks, Nancy! Do you have photos from around the New River [...]
    Aug. 3, 2013 - Roanoke Times

  • Stephanie Chadwick in Scoop.co.nz
    Important biodiversity protection on the new public conservation land will include tall tussock grasslands and shrublands containing threatened plants, birds and invertebrates,said Steve Chadwick. "Large parts of the property have not been...
  • Colin Thiele in Sydney Morning Herald
    As Thiele says in his book Coorong: "It is an elemental region, a place of wind and water and vast skies, of sandhill and tussock, lagoon and waterweed, stone and scrub. It is a place of softened contours, muted colours and sea haze - and of glaring...

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