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buff

1. 
a. a dull yellow or yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): buff paint
2. 
a. a cloth or pad of material used for polishing an object
b. a flexible disc or wheel impregnated with a fine abrasive for polishing metals, etc., with a power tool

buff

1. To clean and polish a surface so that a high luster results.
2. To grind down and/or polish a floor finish of terrazzo or other exposed-aggregate concrete.
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of Fizkin Lodge, near Eatanswill, had been prevailed upon by his friends to stand forward on the Buff interest.
Pickwick--'I'll just read you a few of the leaders I wrote at that time upon the Buff job of appointing a new tollman to the turnpike here; I rather think they'll amuse you.
Pickwick's hat was knocked over his eyes, nose, and mouth, by one poke of a Buff flag-staff, very early in the proceedings.
Then Horatio Fizkin, Esquire, of Fizkin Lodge, near Eatanswill, presented himself for the purpose of addressing the electors; which he no sooner did, than the band employed by the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, commenced performing with a power to which their strength in the morning was a trifle; in return for which, the Buff crowd belaboured the heads and shoulders of the Blue crowd; on which the Blue crowd endeavoured to dispossess themselves of their very unpleasant neighbours the Buff crowd; and a scene of struggling, and pushing, and fighting, succeeded, to which we can no more do justice than the mayor could, although he issued imperative orders to twelve constables to seize the ringleaders, who might amount in number to two hundred and fifty, or thereabouts.
The buff calico was faded, but scrupulously clean, and starched within an inch of its life.
Cobb solemnly, as he remounted his perch; and as the stage rumbled down the village street between the green maples, those who looked from their windows saw a little brown elf in buff calico sitting primly on the back seat holding a great bouquet tightly in one hand and a pink parasol in the other.
She'll soon leave off saying that," replied the one in buff.
Tess, having quickly eaten her own meal, beckoned to her eldest sister to come and take away the baby, fastened her dress, put on the buff gloves again, and stooped anew to draw a bond from the last completed sheaf for the tying of the next.
But the Buffs, who also saw boss Chris Strain and a coach ordered off, levelled thanks to Alan Cairns' own goal before Ryan McChesney saw red for the away team.
THE second semi-final of this season's Northumberland CIU Five-Man Team Championship at King Street SC brought together former winners in High Howdon SC and Wallsend Buffs.
Samsung unveiled its newest line of devices designed for fitness buffs and sports enthusiasts alike with the Samsung Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX.
Charlottesville Food: A History of Eating Local in Jefferson's City is at once a food guide and a travel and history title, so it could be challenging to neatly catalog and categorize its audience: does one appeal to American history buffs, culinary readers, or travelers to Charlottesville?