(A). A small tuft or clump. Strange that this word, so
universally known, has never been introduced into our dictionaries, to
the best of my knowledge.
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey ...
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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