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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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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.
Players can use Shrinker in which they can remove one Puffs of their choice except those affected with fire.
You can also slice the puffs in the center and fill them with your favorite sandwich filling.
Cream puffs are made from a classic dough called pate a choux.
So, one saw Rihanna wearing a puff sleeved tux for a fashion show in Paris, and Kate Hudson looking awesome in puffa sleeve LBD.
The bid to broaden the brand's appeal comes in the wake of Ofcom restrictions on advertising to children, but Moss insisted Sugar Puffs had never targeted children intentionally.
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET: Liz takes a bath in Sugar Puffs for the Hive Action charity and, above right, meets the bees Pictures: onEdition
Sugar Puffs is one of the UK's leading heritage cereal brands, launched in 1954, and today is ranked 10th in the 1.
But following a deal worth between pounds 25m and pounds 30m, Sugar Puffs has joined Big Bear, the owner of Fox's confectionery, in a move that will lead to renewed marketing of the br and.
In October, the first California location, a Beard Papa Sweets Cafe franchise, opened in Hollywood (at the Hollywood & Highland complex), and cream puffs have been flying out the door ever since - some 3,000 daily on the weekends.
An instrument counted as many as 680 of these puffs in a single second during the crossings.
The last Puffs $12 Zoo clothing store will be closing as soon as customers snatch up all the inventory.