Wednesday, January 26, 2000

touffu

The French word for today is touffu.  It means bushy or thick (as in a beard, vegetation, or fog).
  • À un bout se tassait un petit village et à l'autre la jungle touffue s'abaissait rapidement vers les pâturages et s'y arrêtait net, comme si on l'eût tranchée d'un coup de bêche.
At one end stood a little village, and at the other the thick jungle came down in a sweep to the grazing-grounds, and stopped there as though it had been cut off with a hoe. [Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book]

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