buffeting

Definitions

  • Buffet in Quartered Oak
    Buffet in Quartered Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buffeting repeated heavy blows
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At the Buffet At the Buffet
"MADE-UP" BUFFET "MADE-UP" BUFFET

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only men were allowed to eat at the first self-service restaurant, the Exchange Buffet in New York, opened in 1885. Customers ate standing up.
    • Buffeting A striking with the hand.
    • Buffeting A succession of blows; continued violence, as of winds or waves; afflictions; adversity. "He seems to have been a plant of slow growth, but . . . fitted to endure the buffeting on the rudest storm."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buffeting A beating; a blow; a buffet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buffeting a striking with the hand, boxing: contention
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bufetbufe, a blow, esp. on the cheek.

Usage

In literature:

I looked at them eating at the buffet.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
A genuine admiration of buffeted Old Bill filled his mind.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
He buffets them with lusty arms; he rides upon the billows.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
I looked at them eating at the buffet.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Would I were flint, to front the tempest's power, Wave-buffeted on some wild, wreckful shore!
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
He had even the look of one who has received a buffet that he cannot return.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
I have been through sore tribulation and under much buffetting of the wicked one, since I came to this country.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
Thus warned, we pushed forward, blown about and buffeted by the wind, stunned by the noise, and blinded by the spray.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 262, July 7, 1827" by Various
But nearly a year of buffeting about had taught him many things.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The buffetings of inland waves were not only insulting, but dangerous, to our leaky punt.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
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In poetry:

Anon our king, with that word,
He fold up his sleeve,
And such a buffet he gave Rob-in,
To ground he yede full near.
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
"I am nae king, nor nae sic thing:
My word it shanna stand!
For Ethert shall a buffet bide,
Come he beneath my brand."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
In vain it buffets with its wings,
In vain it wheels around;
Still screaming, in its airy rings,
It sinks towards the ground.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
Storms buffeted the iceberg, spray was swept
Across its loftiest height;
Guided alike by storm and calm, it kept
Its fatal path aright.
"A Tryst" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Then a shriek of despair arose as the ship is sinking beneath the wave,
While some of the passengers cried to God their lives to save;
But the angry waves buffetted the breath out of them,
Alas, poor sickly children, also women and men.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Mohegan'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Now frantic, on the sands she roam'd,
Now shrieking stop'd to view
Where high the liquid mountains foam'd,
Around the exhausted crew—
'Till, from the deck, her DRACO'S well known form
Sprung mid the yawning waves, and buffetted the Storm.
"The Negro Girl" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Rival Crock-Pot Buffet Slow Cooker and Server.
To get a computer to produce a genuinely unpredictable outcome, it must be opened up to the outside world -- buffeted by a stream of the randomness that courses all around.
THE UNION LEADER SAYS AN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING FIRE KEPT A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN JACKSON THAT SERVES A BREAKFAST BUFFET CLOSED ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST DAYS OF THE YEAR IN THE VALLEY.
View full size A mobile home on Mabel Road in Warrior lies wrecked Wednesday, April 27, 2011, after powerful winds buffeted the city.
Warren Buffet in San Francisco.
Embracing tradition in Santa Fe, N.M. Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Thailand.
Sarah Cormier has been named buffet chef.
I see what you did there, with your recipes designed to pack on the pounds (a guide to D.C.'s best buffets, a recipe for lard pie).
Santin Engineering then invited customers to watch the seminar and enjoy a buffet lunch and a company tour.
As a regular at the city's Indian buffets, I leafed through A Short Course in Culinary Experiments: Vegetarian Cuisine for Innovative Non-Experts by S.
Shogun Steak and Sushi Bar has taken over the space that used to be Asia Buffet on the corner of South Danville and South 14th Street.
We've laid out a gluttonous buffet that includes way more than shrimp and grits and fried chicken.
Paul's Ladies Sodality wishes to thank all the persons who worked and those who came and supported our annual fall breakfast buffet held Sunday, Aug 26.
Roaches at Chinese buffet , dog in kitchen of other dirty diner.
Thousands Pack the DECC for a Thanksgiving Buffet .
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In science:

Nor will the wake turbulence be negligible any longer when a properly functioning metrology system suppresses the low frequency (below 0.1 Hz) wind buffeting of the antennas, or when antenna performance (beyond the requirements) at frequencies above 0.1 Hz is an issue.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Of direct relevance here is S¨ut˝o’s study of the ideal gas , and the work of Buffet and Pul´e on distributions of occupation numbers .
Spatial random permutations and infinite cycles
We partly follow Buffet and Pul´e , who considered the ideal Bose gas in arbitrary domains.
Spatial random permutations and infinite cycles
Clouds which are over-run by a highly turbulent post-shock environment are destroyed significantly quicker as they are sub ject to strong “buffeting” by the flow.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
This effect increases with χ, since high density clouds are sub ject to a longer period of “buffeting”.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
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