• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Puffingly In a puffing manner; with vehement breathing or shortness of breath; with exaggerated praise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • puffingly In a puffing manner.
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In literature:

He wanted very much to tell Raymond that he was a little grouch and Weir that he looked like a puffed-up toad.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Von Schlichten, on the right, glanced idly down, puffing slowly on his cigarette.
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
Von Schlichten, on the right, glanced idly down, puffing slowly on his cigarette.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
He puffed clouds of smoke.
"The Third Violet" by Stephen Crane
Swanking his trudgeon stroke he surged through the dirty water like an excited whale, puffing and blowing.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
Puffed sleeves falling to elbows.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
It did some wheezing and puffing before it got straightened out for the trip.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
Gently he stimulated the corded, puffing throat, gently, with the point of his sharp knife.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
The bulging forehead, the puffed eyelids, were not to be mistaken.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The confectioner puffed and blew, with straining, swelling neck.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville

In poetry:

"Such arts as these exalt the drooping fire,
But in my breast a fiercer flame inspire:
I burn! I burn! O give thy puffing o'er,
And swell thy cheeks, and pout thy lips, no more!
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
Old man, it's four flights up and for what?
Your room is hardly bigger than your bed.
Puffing as you climb, you are a brown woodcut
stooped over the thin tail and the wornout tread.
"Doors, Doors, Doors" by Anne Sexton
Thou knowest the way to tame the wildest life,
Thou knowest the way to bend the great and proud:
I think of that Armada whose puffed sails,
Greedy and large, came swallowing every cloud.
"Dreams Of The Sea" by William H Davies
'To Monica'
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there:
Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came,
And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping flame.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
He asked the lady in the train
If he might smoke: she smiled consent.
So lighting his cigar and fain
To talk he puffed away content,
Reflecting: how delightful are
Fair dame and fine cigar.
"The Pretty Lady" by Robert W Service
Ready with leaves and with buds stood the tree.
"Shall I take them?" the frost said, now puffing with glee.
"Oh my, no, let them stand,
Till flowers are at hand!"
All trembling from tree-top to root came the plea.
"The Tree" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Puffing past the queers vs reggae debate.
Butt out of our puffing.
MASKED AND PUFFED-UP HACKERS cost citizens who play by the rules $1.4 billion a year, according to an article by Vito Pilieci of Postmedia News.
There was a lot of huffing and puffing going on during the wind sprint trials as many young men tried out for the Payson Longhorn basketball team.
With his unique style, skilled improvisation, and signature puffed cheeks, Gillespie influenced many areas of jazz music.
An oval puffing quilt square is added to the heirloom quilt.
Anyone who has seen the smoking rooms in many of Tokyo's main stations will know that things aren't looking up for Japan's puffing population.
Shipwreck identified as 'Hannah M. All puffed up.
A lot of huffing and puffing.
Chest puffed out, Paulson promised the Senate Banking Committee he'd never even have to touch the money.
As a fifth-year university student and smoker, I wandered onto campus last week with a lit cigarette in hand, puffing away as normal.
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème, such as Kraft Jet-Puffed brand.
Cain's Cigarette-Puffing Aide Has Checkered Past.
For those of us on the sidelines, it's a singular treat to observe editorial writers and columnists puffing themselves out like blowfish as they stretch for just the right persuasive passage for us to ponder.
Puffing New Yorkers aren't convinced that the shock imagery the government will plaster on cigarette packs starting in September 2012 will help them nix their nicotine addiction.

In science:

The time for radial heat transport from the burning layers to the photosphere is about one second, which means that the layers are puffed up and spun down by the time the observer sees the burst.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
This may be due to the fact that the expansion is expected to happen on a timescale shorter than the radiative diffusion time so that the shell has already puffed up before the photons have a chance to leak out and inform the world of the spin down.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
Similarly we can find a field Uf , Galois over Z , so that for any finite extension ˆU of Uf and any prime p ˆU lying above pZ in ˆU we have that ordq f (p ˆU /pUf ) = 0.
Diophantine Definability and Decidability in the Extensions of Degree 2 of Totally Real Fields
We assume that for t > ttop the flow remains adiabatic and that after a few dynamical times (tens of µs), the shocked layers settle into a new, puffed-up, hydrostatic equilibrium, with an entropy profile given by that at t = ttop .
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
The stron ger winds are quite efficient in stopping star formation in the small halos, which are washed out, and make the larger ones slightly puffier, while preserving the general structu re of the cosmic web surrounding the Lagrangian cluster region.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations