Buff-skin

  • 1 buff-skin — n. Buff …

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  • 2 buff — I. n. Buff skin. II. a. 1. Light yellow. 2. Made of buff or buff skin …

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  • 3 Buff — (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See {Buffalo}.] 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner …

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  • 4 Buff, Straub, and Hensman — was an influential Los Angeles based architectural firm which left a lasting impact on both Southern California and modern residential architecture. The firm flourished from 1956 through 1961, and was instrumental in the development of mid… …

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  • 5 Buff, Smith and Hensman — is an architectural firm. The office has won more than 30 awards for house designs from the American Institute of Architects. Contents 1 The Partners 2 The Partnership 3 Significant projects …

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  • 6 Buff — Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …

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  • 7 Buff coat — Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …

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  • 8 Buff jerkin — Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …

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  • 9 Buff stick — Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …

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  • 10 buff — buff1 [buf] n. [earlier buffe, buffalo < Fr buffle < It bufalo,BUFFALO] 1. a heavy, soft, brownish yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides 2. a military coat made of this leather 3. a) a stick or small… …

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  • 11 buff — 1570s, buffe leather, from M.Fr. buffle buffalo (15c., via It. from L. bufalus; see see BUFFALO (Cf. buffalo)). The color term comes from the hue of buffalo hides (later ox hides); association of hide and skin led c.1600 to in the buff, and use… …

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  • 12 buff — buff1 [bʌf] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1900 2000; Origin: buff someone very interested in going to watch fires (1900 2000), from the buff colored coats worn by volunteer New York City firefighters in the early 19th century.] [Sense: 2; Date: 1700 1800;… …

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  • 13 buff — buff1 buffability, n. buffable, adj. /buf/, n. 1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. 2. a brownish yellow color; tan.… …

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  • 14 buff — I. /bʌf / (say buf) noun 1. a kind of thick leather, originally and properly made of buffalo skin but later also of other skins, light yellow with napped surface, used for making belts, pouches, etc. 2. a thick coat of buff leather, worn… …

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  • 15 buff — n. the bare skin 1) in the buff 2) (BE) to strip to the buff devotee 3) a history; jazz; opera, theater buff * * * [bʌf] jazz opera theater buff (BE) to strip to the buff [ devotee ] a history [ the bare skin ] in the buff …

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  • 16 buff — [[t]bʌf[/t]] n. 1) clo a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, orig. made from buffalo skin 2) a brownish yellow color; tan 3) mel a stick, block, or wheel covered with leather or other soft material, used for polishing 4) a… …

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  • 17 Buff-tailed Sicklebill — The Black billed Sicklebill ( Epimachus albertisi ), a bird of paradise from New Guinea, is also sometimes called Buff tailed Sicklebill . Taxobox name = Buff tailed Sicklebill image width = 220px status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum =… …

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  • 18 buff — [16] Buff originally meant ‘buffalo’; it was presumably an alteration of the French word buffe ‘buffalo’. That sense had died out by the early 18th century, but since then the word has undergone a bizarre series of semantic changes. First, it… …

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  • 19 buff — [16] Buff originally meant ‘buffalo’; it was presumably an alteration of the French word buffe ‘buffalo’. That sense had died out by the early 18th century, but since then the word has undergone a bizarre series of semantic changes. First, it… …

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  • 20 buff — adj., n., & v. adj. of a yellowish beige colour (buff envelope). n. 1 a yellowish beige colour. 2 colloq. an enthusiast, esp. for a particular hobby (railway buff). 3 colloq. the human skin unclothed. 4 a a velvety dull yellow ox leather. b… …

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