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huff

To compress data using a Huffman code. Various programs that use such methods have been called "HUFF" or some variant thereof.

Opposite: puff. Compare crunch, compress.
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The doctor looked a little miffed and huffily announced that because her levels were borderline, no immediate action was needed, but we should have her checked again in a couple of days.
I do not think it useful, scientifically, for we social workers to huffily proclaim that somehow our research or practice is special or unique in some vague way and, therefore, we require our own disciplinary guidelines.
Opponents huffily point out that the Greek word for deaconess also translates as "servant.
But that would cost space, and space costs money, and money is not a thing customers could possibly be expected to hand over for this service without huffily taking their business elsewhere.
And, as we'd trudge huffily up the stairs to learn the Pythagorean theorem, the sounds of Roy's dulcet Northern Irish tones would echo in our hot ears.
The debate that raged, ultimately briefly as all such debates tend to do in Bulgaria, exposed not only an ambivalence about relations with Russia (Moscow's embassy huffily protested about the insult to Soviet soldiers) but also an ambivalence about Bulgarians' view of their own past.
Actually, it's minced beef Wellington and it took hours to make," I was huffily informed.
He was tossing water bottles about, disappearing huffily in to the dugout when his team lost a stupid goal, then barneying with fans at the end.
She hated my tight bellbottom jeans, and huffily said, 'I never wore a pair of trousers in my life
This might well be a common airline policy but no mention of it was made when booking and when we, very politely, pointed out that it would be impossible to move my mother without a hoist, said stewardess huffily announced that she would have to get the captain making it sound more like a threat than the suggestion of a solution.
Sometimes Kate would ask her to bring in some finger sandwiches and then, half an hour later, when nothing arrived and Kate inquired about it, Phyllis would say, huffily, "Well, if you wanted finger sandwiches, all you had to do is ask
the stage erupts in a rowdy debate, as some of the performers express pride over such a successful woman representing Latinas, others brand her a sellout, and one huffily scribbles "J-I Io" in chalk on the back wall--Coya Paz explains, "if our whole mission is to fracture this idea of the generic Latina, then .