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muffle

1
a kiln with an inner chamber for firing porcelain, enamel, etc., at a low temperature

muffle

2
the fleshy hairless part of the upper lip and nose in ruminants and some rodents

Muffle

 

a closed chamber in which material to be heated in a furnace is placed in order to prevent contact with products of combustion of fuel. Heat is transmitted to the material being heated through the wall of the muffle, which is made of molded firebrick or heat-resistant steel. In a number of cases, muffles are filled with a special protective gas. Compartment furnaces equipped with a muffle are frequently called muffle furnaces.

muffle

1. A material used to build up the core of a large plaster molding.
2. To deaden sound.
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OUTSIDE the store noise is muffled although I know the city centre is busy and there are lots of people around, I'm aware of feeling isolated and cut off.
Mercator lived in 16th century Europe, when wear threatened the land and the Inquisition muffled creativity and science.
Paintings such as Standardgraph/3, 2003, have the quality of a muffled echo, since the foremost plane of the picture appears like a vibration cast forward from the receding field behind the grid.
There are many of us in the Muslim world who are the most compassionate, tolerant and humane people, but somehow extremists have muffled our voices, and we are often perceived badly in other cultures.
With murky lighting here, muffled sound there, and occasional sloppy editing, the aesthetic of the punk community's "DIY" (Do it Yourself) philosophy is evident throughout the film.
Weidenmuller, and to explain the gradually revealed site as it looked in the second half of the nineteenth century (the latter with perspectives showing respectably muffled Victorian tourists visiting the ruins under the hot sun of the Mezzogiorno).
If any in the overflow audience at the April 24 Ritz Carlton event had doubts, they were muffled by thunderous applause as Pataki told the assembled luncheon audience what they came to hear.
Tomorrow there will be a muffled peal of St Paul's 12 ringing bells, in the North-West Tower, for four hours.
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The patient was alert but appeared toxic and had inspiratory stridor and a muffled voice.
The ribbets sound muffled, like someone trying to shout through a gag.
He muffled the scandals that began to emerge: the theft of the Carter briefing book for the presidential debates, the C.I.A.'S crimes in Nicaragua, Irangate.