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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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Puff pastry takes time, effort and skill, three things which can be in short supply for any type of cook.
And Berthy's store is a fitting tribute to her cream puff talents.
4.Press a piece of fig into the centre of the puffs, top with Gorgonzola and return to the oven for 2 mins or until cheese has melted.
"Now, with data from digital therapeutics, we know more accurately how many puffs of rescue inhaler were used," he said.
As our conversation got extended along this particular culinary delight, I came to know that a lot of friends of my host too have started buying Maliban lemon puff, having tasted them while on offer in their local supermarkets.
Other levels present Puffs with fire that needs to be eliminated.
These puffs can also take the place of sandwich bread.
Sugar Puffs sales plunged 16.6% in a year to PS14.4 million.
When I visited, they had one section of chocolate filled cream puffs and another section with vanilla filled puffs, all with different toppings.
The hypotheses tested whether, compared to relevant control conditions (see below), a period of deliberate eye blinking in reaction to air puffs to the eye will (a) subjectively decrease the unpleasant sensations induced by the air puffs and in the meanwhile (b) increase responses of the m.
TIOSPIR (TIOtropium Safety and Performance In Respimat), with over 17,000 COPD patients included and one of the largest international COPD trials ever conducted, confirmed the comparable safety and efficacy profile of the two available SPIRIVAA formulations SPIRIVAA RespimatA 2.5 ?g (once a day, 2 puffs) and SPIRIVAA HandiHalerA 18 ?g.1 The trial included two SPIRIVAA delivery devices, the unique RespimatA Soft Mist Inhaler and the dry powder inhaler HandiHalerA.