puff


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puff

an exaggerated statement or advertisement.
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He placed the needle at the wrong end of the tube, and drawing his breath strongly to puff the dart forward with force, drew the needle into his throat.
He takes a puff and a look, and then a look and a puff.
Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff- Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it.
A sudden puff of wind blew off his hat and wig, at which a loud laugh rang forth from his companions.
At this moment, as he opened his mouth to speak, puff after puff struck the schooner and pressed her side under.
With an angry puff at his pipe he turned his back on my hesitation.
And so, with a snort and a puff, he worked out by another door.
A puff o' wind 'ud make 'em blow about like feathers," Kezia the housemaid said, feeling proud to live under a mistress who could make such pastry; so that no season or circumstances could have been more propitious for a family party, even if it had not been advisable to consult sister Glegg and sister Pullet about Tom's going to school.
Pontellier reached over for a palm-leaf fan that lay on the porch and began to fan herself, while Robert sent between his lips light puffs from his cigarette.
He gave a few puffs before he spat and replied, "And they wouldn't be fur wrong, John.
The alarming presence, however, gradually subsides into its chair and falls to smoking in long puffs, consoling itself with the philosophical reflection, "The name of your friend in the city begins with a D, comrade, and you're about right respecting the bond.
It was as easy as could be to imagine they were puffed when I was alone in the east gable, but it was awfully hard there among the others who had really truly puffs.