puffing

puffing
puff·ing (pufґing) localized enlargement in giant polytene chromosomes; see chromosome puff, under puff.

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  • puffing — puff·ing / pə fiŋ/ n: the practice of making exaggerated commendations esp. for promotional purposes; also: the exaggerated commendations made ◇ Generally, a seller cannot be held liable for misrepresentation for statements that amount to mere… …   Law dictionary

  • Puffing — Puff ing, a. & n. from {Puff}, v. i. & t. [1913 Webster] {Puffing adder}. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Puff adder} (b), under {Puff}. {Puffing pig} (Zo[ o]l.), the common porpoise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puffing — is a technique to bring smoke (usually tobacco) into the mouth cavity. This is achieved by sucking deeply on the filter end of a cigarette, allowing smoke to flow into the smoker s mouth before being inhaled into the lungs. One hereby produces a… …   Wikipedia

  • puffing — puffing. См. пуфинг. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Puffing — Puff Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puffed} (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Puffing}.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See {Puff}, n.] 1. To blow in puffs,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puffing — An expression of opinion by seller not made as a representation of fact. Gulf Oil Corp. v. Federal Trade Commission, C.C.A.5, 150 F.2d 106, 109. Exaggeration by a salesperson concerning quality of goods (not considered a legally binding promise); …   Black's law dictionary

  • puffing — noun 1. blowing tobacco smoke out into the air they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing • Derivationally related forms: ↑puff • Hypernyms: ↑smoke, ↑smoking 2. an act of forcible exhalation • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Puffing Billy — Puffing Billy, Wylam Dilly und Lady Mary Anzahl: 3 Hersteller: Wylam Colliery Baujahr(e): 1813–1815 Bauart: B n2, zeitweise D n2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Puffing Billy, Wylam Dilly und Lady Mary — Anzahl: 3 Hersteller: Wylam Colliery Baujahr(e): 1813–1815 Bauart: B n2, zeitweise D n2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Puffing Billy Railway — Lok 6A beim Wassernehmen Streckenlänge: 24 km Spurweite: 762 mm (Bosnische Spur) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Puffing Billy — La locomotive Puffing Billy en 1862 …   Wikipédia en Français

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