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puff

[pəf]
(electricity)
(mechanical engineering)
A small explosion within a furnace due to combustion conditions.

puff

(algorithm)
To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually *named* "PUFF", but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder.

Opposite: huff.
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Eve, who is busy training for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, added: "Curling is not always seen as the trendiest of sports by young people but, thanks to Puff Daddy, that could all change.
Maliban Lemon Puff biscuits are a classic Sri Lankan biscuit, two flaky, crispy biscuit parts joined by a sweet lemon flavoured filling.
com/2014/06/14/diddy-cassies-relationship-love-timeline-photos/) Global Grind reported that it was through producer Ryan Leslie, after Puff Daddy heard a song they recorded together.
Eggs are the only leavening ingredient in cream puffs, so the more egg, the more puff.
It was a unanimous decision from the IAC to keep the current plan in place and to negotiate a premium split," Puff said.
Puff is her fourth foal and second winner following Golden Rosie.
Based on and featuring the charttopping and well-loved song by Peter, Paul and Mary, Puff the Magic Dragon is a collection of three tales, retelling the charming and uplifting adventures of a magical Dragon named Puff and how he helps children cope with their fears, insecurities and creativity.
Spoon 1/4 of potato-fish mixture onto each of the 4 puff pastry pieces and make a log of the fish mixture down the center.
To puff the seeds, they used a single-screw extruder with a tapered screw without a die.
Yocona Puff Adder Gerald Inmon Taylor House Publishing 1739 University Avenue, PMB 340, Oxfortd, MS 38655 0977486435 $27.
By Helmut Puff (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
He and his colleagues could determine this number because whenever a dust particle strikes Cassini, the impact produces a puff of ionized gas.