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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffeting  \Buf"fet*ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  striking  with  the  hand. 
 
  2.  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.  --Wirt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffet  \Buf"fet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buffeted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Buffeting}.]  [OE.  buffeten,  OF  buffeter.  See  the 
  preceding  noun.] 
  1.  To  strike  with  the  hand  or  fist;  to  box;  to  beat  to  cuff; 
  to  slap. 
 
  They  spit  in  his  face  and  buffeted  him  --Matt. 
  xxvi.  67. 
 
  2.  To  affect  as  with  blows;  to  strike  repeatedly;  to  strive 
  with  or  contend  against;  as  to  buffet  the  billows. 
 
  The  sudden  hurricane  in  thunder  roars,  Buffets  the 
  bark,  and  whirls  it  from  the  shores.  --Broome. 
 
  You  are  lucky  fellows  who  can  live  in  a  dreamland  of 
  your  own  instead  of  being  buffeted  about  the  world. 
  --W.  Black. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  {Buffer}.]  To  deaden  the  sound  of  (bells)  by  muffling 
  the  clapper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buffeting 
  n  :  repeated  heavy  blows  [syn:  {pounding}] 




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