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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.
References in classic literature ?
The night came upon him and buried in haste his whiskers, his glob ular eyes, his puffy pale face, his fat knees and the vast flat slippers on his fatherly feet.
The turnkey, opening the door, disclosed in a wretched, ill- smelling little room, two hoarse, puffy, red-faced personages seated at a rickety table, playing at all-fours, smoking pipes, and drinking brandy.
Amidst the general hum of mirth and conversation that ensued, there was a little man with a puffy Say-nothing-to-me,-or-I'll- contradict-you sort of countenance, who remained very quiet; occasionally looking round him when the conversation slackened, as if he contemplated putting in something very weighty; and now and then bursting into a short cough of inexpressible grandeur.
Zossimov was a tall, fat man with a puffy, colourless, clean-shaven face and straight flaxen hair.
The carried out study in New York, found that 82% of women have dark circles and puffy eyes in winter as opposed to 38% in summer.
RATING: 9/10 Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Turbo Boost Hydragel, PS12.
Kirby may not have been at the top of your summer gaming shopping list but now's the time to change all that - pink and puffy is the way forward.
SPLURGE: No Puffery Cooling roll-on for puffy eyes.
Full on: Nigella's puffy look Sitting pretty: last month
In a new video on the ZyrtecYouTube Channel, Messing talks with George about beauty woes like a red nose, watery eyes and puffy face that can accompany typical allergy symptoms.
Korean women are reportedly spending large sums of money on cosmetic surgery to create eye-bags - puffy pouches of skin under each eye.
No Puffery Cooling Roll-On for Puffy Eyes helps reduce signs of puffiness and fatigue.