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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Puffer  \Puff"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  puffs;  one  who  praises  with  noisy  or  extravagant 
  commendation. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  employed  by  the  owner  or  seller  of  goods  sold 
  at  suction  to  bid  up  the  price;  a  by-bidder.  --Bouvier. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  plectognath  fish  which  inflates  its  body,  as  the 
  species  of  {Tetrodon}  and  {Diodon};  --  called  also 
  {blower},  {puff-fish},  {swellfish},  and  {globefish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blower  \Blow"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  blows. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  device  for  producing  a  current  of  air;  as: 
  a  A  metal  plate  temporarily  placed  before  the  upper  part 
  of  a  grate  or  open  fire. 
  b  A  machine  for  producing  an  artificial  blast  or  current 
  of  air  by  pressure,  as  for  increasing  the  draft  of  a 
  furnace,  ventilating  a  building  or  shaft,  cleansing 
  gram,  etc 
 
  3.  A  blowing  out  or  excessive  discharge  of  gas  from  a  hole  or 
  fissure  in  a  mine. 
 
  4.  The  whale;  --  so  called  by  seamen,  from  the  circumstance 
  of  its  spouting  up  a  column  of  water. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  fish  of  the  Atlantic  coast  ({Tetrodon 
  turgidus});  the  puffer. 
 
  6.  A  braggart,  or  loud  talker.  [Slang]  --Bartlett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blower 
  n  1:  a  device  that  produces  a  current  of  air 
  2:  a  fan  run  by  an  electric  motor  [syn:  {electric  fan}] 
  3:  a  mechanical  device  that  blows  air  onto  a  fire  to  make  it 
  burn  more  fiercely  [syn:  {bellows}] 
  4:  large  aquatic  carnivorous  mammal  with  fin-like  forelimbs  no 
  hind  limbs,  including:  whales;  dolphins;  porpoises; 
  narwhals  [syn:  {cetacean},  {cetacean  mammal}] 




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