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Crest vs. Tuft

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Crestnoun

A tuft, or other natural ornament, growing on an animal's head, for example the comb of a cockerel, the swelling on the head of a snake, the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.

Tuftnoun

A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.

Crestnoun

The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.

Tuftnoun

A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.

Crestnoun

(heraldry) A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually on a helmet above it, sometimes (as for clerics) separately above the shield or separately as a mark for plate, in letterheads, and the like.

Tuftnoun

A small clump of trees or bushes.

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Crestnoun

The upper curve of a horse's neck.

Tuftnoun

(historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.

Crestnoun

The ridge or top of a wave.

Tuftnoun

(historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.

Crestnoun

The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.A helmet with a crest.

Tuftverb

(transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.

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Crestnoun

The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.

Tuftverb

(transitive) To form into tufts.

Crestnoun

The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.

Tuftverb

(transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.

Crestnoun

The top line of a slope or embankment.

Tuftverb

(intransitive) To be formed into tufts.

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Crestnoun

(anatomy) A ridge along the surface of a bone.

Tuftnoun

A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.

Crestnoun

(informal) A design or logo, especially one of an institution, association or high-class family.

Tuftnoun

A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.

‘Under a tuft of shade.’; ‘Green lake, and cedar fuft, and spicy glade.’;

Crestnoun

Any of several birds in the family Regulidae, including the goldcrests and firecrests.

Tuftnoun

A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; - so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them.

‘Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.’;

Crestverb

(intransitive) Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.

Tuftverb

To separate into tufts.

Crestverb

(transitive) to reach the crest of (a hill or mountain)

Tuftverb

To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.

Crestverb

To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.

Tuftverb

To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.

Crestverb

To mark with lines or streaks like waving plumes.

Tuftnoun

a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

Crestnoun

A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.

‘[Attack] his rising crest, and drive the serpent back.’;

Tuftnoun

a bunch of feathers or hair

Crestnoun

The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.

‘Stooping low his lofty crest.’; ‘And on his head there stood uprightA crest, in token of a knight.’;

Crestnoun

A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.

Crestnoun

The upper curve of a horse's neck.

‘Throwing the base thong from his bending crest.’;

Crestnoun

The ridge or top of a wave.

‘Like wave with crest of sparkling foam.’;

Crestnoun

The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.

Crestnoun

The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.

‘Now the time is comeThat France must vail her lofty plumed crest.’;

Crestnoun

The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.

‘The finials of gables and pinnacles are sometimes called crests.’;

Crestnoun

The top line of a slope or embankment.

Crestverb

To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.

‘His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared armCrested the world.’; ‘Mid groves of clouds that crest the mountain's brow.’;

Crestverb

To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes.

‘Like as the shining sky in summer's night, . . . Is crested with lines of fiery light.’;

Crestverb

To form a crest.

Crestnoun

the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

Crestnoun

the top point of a mountain or hill;

‘the view from the peak was magnificent’; ‘they clambered to the summit of Monadnock’;

Crestnoun

the center of a cambered road

Crestnoun

(heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

Crestnoun

a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

Crestverb

lie at the top of;

‘Snow capped the mountains’;

Crestverb

reach a high point;

‘The river crested last night’;

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