puff


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puff

an exaggerated statement or advertisement.
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Smoke, puff, blow thy cloud; and tell the people, if any question be made, that it is for thy health, and that so the physician orders thee to do.
She drew in a long whiff and puffed it forth again into the bar of morning sunshine which struggled through the one dusty pane of her cottage window.
"Well puffed, my pretty lad!" still cried old Mother Rigby.
"No," said Tom, slowly, when he had finished his puff, and was eying the third, which was to be divided between them,--"no, I sha'n't."
"No," said Tom, opening his pocket-knife and holding it over the puff, with his head on one side in a dubitative manner.
With this interjection, the knife descended on the puff, and it was in two, but the result was not satisfactory to Tom, for he still eyed the halves doubtfully.
Maggie's power of sacrifice did not extend so far; indeed, I fear she cared less that Tom should enjoy the utmost possible amount of puff, than that he should be pleased with her for giving him the best bit.
Maggie, thinking it was no use to contend further, began too, and ate up her half puff with considerable relish as well as rapidity.
"I did hope there would be a white one with puffed sleeves," she whispered disconsolately.
She did not think she liked Miss Rogerson, and she felt very miserable; every other little girl in the class had puffed sleeves.
He puffed imperturbably at his pipe for a time, but finally arose and began to look out at the window into the darkening chaos of back yards.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.