Sunday, 20 January 2013



1. a short quick draught, gust, or emission, as of wind, smoke, air, etc., especially a forceful one
2. the amount of wind, smoke, etc., released in a puff
3. the sound made by or associated with a puff
4. an instance of inhaling and expelling the breath as in smoking
5. a swelling
6. a light aerated pastry usually filled with cream, jam, etc.
7. a powder puff
8. exaggerated praise, as of a book, product, etc, esp through an advertisement
9. a piece of clothing fabric gathered up so as to bulge in the centre while being held together at the edges
10. a loose piece of hair wound into a cylindrical roll, usually over a pad, and pinned in place in a coiffure
11. a less common word for quilt
12. one's breath
-verb (often followed by “up”, “out”, etc.)
13. to blow or breathe or cause to blow or breathe in short quick draughts or blasts
14. (trans.; often followed by “out”; usually passive) to cause to be out of breath
15. to take puffs or draws at (a cigarette, cigar, or pipe)
16. to move with or by the emission of puffs: the steam train puffed up the incline
17. to swell, as with air, pride, etc.
18. (trans.) to praise with exaggerated empty words, often in advertising
19. (trans.) to apply (cosmetic powder) from a powder puff to (the face)
20. to increase the price of (a lot in an auction) artificially by having an accomplice make false bids


The delicate edible lace
That is golden puff pastry
Covering the mundane
With puffed up glamour

1 comment:

Kathe W. said...

yum...perfectly puffed pastry!