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bluff

1. a steep promontory, bank, or cliff, esp one formed by river erosion on the outside bend of a meander
2. (of a bank, cliff, etc.) presenting a steep broad face

bluff

[bləf]
(geography)
A steep, high bank.
A broad-faced cliff.
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Hurricane Matthew flooded the heart of Fair Bluff and left homes and businesses in ruins, but step by step the town is moving toward recovery, said Gov.
Found on ridges or low hills truncated by river erosion or held up by rock outcrops, especially on north-facing bluffs, the vegetation show strong affinities.
When you are in a game with plenty of tight players and you are in a late position you will get plenty of opportunities to put in a bluff.
Shortly after the merger took effect in 1995, the combined staff recommitted itself to the goal of making Pine Bluff a better place.
A successful poker player must be able to bluff successfully, at least on occasion, and conversely to detect "tells" from opponents, whether the tell gives away a good hand or a bluff.
In the heyday of the ranch, steamers had a difficult time dodging the rocks of the cove, so the Spooners built a chute to propel the livestock down from the bluff to a loading wharf.
Seattle's madrones are also endangered by their penchant for high bluffs, the same habitats prized by developers and homeowners searching for the perfect view.
Cudmore (1985) examined 100 sites in Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Jefferson, Perry, Spencer and Washington Counties but found evidence of extant populations at only 20 sites (18 bluffs, 2 caves) in Crawford and Harrison Counties.
The Bluffs closed 181 homesites in 2007, totaling $28.
The grant for Oak Bluffs was the largest sum awarded.
Although the top players can often win some massive pots with outrageous bluffs, the general rule is you win small pots with bluffs and big pots with decent hands.
Many positive changes and additions continue to take place that assist in improving Pine Bluffs appeal.