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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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'Huff or no huff,' said Mr Tappertit, detaining her by the wrist.
"Well," said Tom, getting up in something as like a huff as he was capable of, "it's deuced hard that when a fellow's really trying to do what he ought, his best friends'll do nothing but chaff him and try to put him down." And he stuck his books under his arm and his hat on his head, preparatory to rushing out into the quadrangle, to testify with his own soul of the faithlessness of friendships.
But, as Felicity told us, it was necessary to visit Cousin Mattie at least once a year, or else she would be "huffed," so we concluded we might as well go and have it over.
I was frighted out of my wits almost, and knew not what to do, for I was, as it were, turned out of doors to the wide world, and that which was still worse, the old honest woman had two-and- twenty shillings of mine in her hand, which was all the estate the little gentlewoman had in the world; and when I asked the daughter for it, she huffed me and laughed at me, and told me she had nothing to do with it.
"Come, now, Loker, none of your huffs," said Marks, licking his lips; "you see, Mr.
This, or else what I had said, huffed my Hermann, He supposed, with a contemptuous toss of his head towards the door which trembled yet, that I had got hold of some of that man's silly tales.
Everyone else may be home-sick, or huffed, or in low spirits.
"'Oh, just as you like,' said she, a little huffed. 'Which is it you want, then?'
But in high school, they played on different teams in the same Mid-Suburban League West Division Huff for Palatine, Peterson for Barrington.
Huff, a political veteran, made the remarks in an exclusive interview after China's annual Central Economic Work Conference, which was convened between Wednesday and Friday in Beijing.
Lloyd's early pace was rewarded in the opening race as he stayed glued to race leader Rob Huff throughout the early laps.