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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.
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TIP: Ready-made puff pastry works great here, and for utter convenience use the pre-rolled variety.
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The company believes that the operational support the Puff Pack business unit will receive as part of the company's broader ancillary platform will allow it to aggressively ramp up its subscriber base, generate significant revenue growth, and achieve considerable operational efficiencies.
When I carried out my impromptu research in our local supermarkets, much to my delight, there were piles of Maliban Lemon Puff on sale with its distinct, unique wrapper.
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Comrade Shahid also said that PUFF would hold a rally in from of the Pakistani Consulate General in New York demanding intensification of relief efforts, saying the Sindh government had failed in its duty.
Who can deny the joy of biting into a delectable cream puff? Chewy Junior, a Singapore-based chain of cream puff shops has opened their first North American location in inside the Harbour Centre Building.