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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 teams were seen entering the field and preparing for kick-off before Huffer alerted a referee of his concerns and then headed to the dugout area to discuss the issue with both sets of coaching staff.
Carter went close again 10 minutes before the break, caressing narrowly wide a 20-yard free-kick and Barnet were creaking by the end of the half with a recycled set piece headed back into the danger zone by Liam Daly only for David Tutonda's deflection towards his own goal to be well covered by Huffer.
Crossley rode his only Pattern winner on Nepula, who landed the then Group 3 Fillies' Mile at Ascot for Huffer in 1983.
McDonald converted from the spot despite Huffer also going to his right.
In response, at the next maintenance meeting, I stressed the need for caution while working with the Air Force "huffers." I emphasized how unforgiving the spring-loaded tow bar could be.
Pearce and Huffer were found guilty of conspiring to ensure Sabre Light did not run on his merits and were disqualified for three and four years respectively.
Lynne Huffer, in her chapter, demonstrates the inventive potential of Irigaray's thought on the Greeks by putting this latter in dialogue with Foucault's analysis of Greek philosophy, in order to create an innovative project of 'queer feminist' ethics (pp119-134).
Precepting in Nursing: Developing an Effective Workforce By Susan Which and Ann Huffer, Jones and Bartlett Publishers (available through Elsevier Australia), RRP $49.95 ISBN 9780763758455
COCKNEY Rebel's owner Phil Cunningham led the tributes to Geoff Huffer following the announcement the Newmarket trainer is to retire.
Cockney Rebel's owner, Phil Cunningham, led the tributes to Geoff Huffer following the announcement the Newmarket handler is to retire.
Off the track since fracturing his pelvis at Royal Ascot in June, Geoff Huffer's colt was earning rave reviews in his build-up towards the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the same track later this month.