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tuft

1. a small clump of trees or bushes
2. (formerly) a gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities

tuft

[təft]
(geology)
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Tufted Folliculitis is an easily missed entity as it mimics various dermatological conditions that lead to cicatricial alopecia.
DISCUSSION: Tufted Hair Folliculitis (THF) was described by Smith and Sanderson in 1978.
Various theories have been postulated for the pathogenesis of Tufted Folliculitis:
While virtually all suppliers are having significant growth in their tufted lines, hooked rugs are more problematic.
The latest generation rugs combine tufted and hooked yarns for an additional design element and added texture.
For instance, we just put in an order for a tufted to sell at $1,199 that will actually replace a low-end knotted rug, because the tufted has a much better look.
There has been a real evolution in the production of tufted as a whole.
New types of computer-controlled patterning equipment are now offering greater capability for textural and design interest in tufted goods.
When they have patterned upholstered furniture, many consumers are more comfortable decorating with casual textures or bordered looks that tufted rugs offer.
Kmart and Wal-Mart devoted nearly half of their rug department space to tufted area rugs, compared to a quarter or less last year.
In both stores, the tufted area rugs flowed out of the space devoted to tufted bath and accent rugs.
Trans Ocean entered the hand tufted business a year ago with traditional kirman rug patterns, but when initial response far exceeded expectations, the company began to broaden its design assortment to include everything from new wave eclectic to understated border patterns.