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Word: bluff

Definition: pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured


Sentences Containing 'bluff'

One of those frightful bluff reefs was stretching its deadly length right across our bows!
`No, it wasn't a bluff reef; there isn't one within three miles of where you were.'
It is a beautiful city, nobly situated on a commanding bluff overlooking the river.
He said to the captain that if the fire would give him time to reach a sand bar, some distance away, all could be saved, but that to land against the bluff bank of the river would be to insure the loss of many lives.
Near St. Paul and Minneapolis are several points of interest Fort Snelling, a fortress occupying a river bluff a hundred feet high; the falls of Minnehaha, White bear Lake, and so forth.
He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
Well, I had a notion I could lan' mos' anywhers, but I couldn't--bank too bluff.
I saw her innocently kiss her chosen husband on the cheek, and creep close to his bluff form as if it were her best support.
I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
Blamed if the king didn't have to brace up mighty quick, or he'd a squshed down like a bluff bank that the river has cut under, it took him so sudden; and, mind you, it was a thing that was calculated to make most ANYBODY sqush to get fetched such a solid one as that without any notice, because how was HE going to know what was tattooed on the man?
He was kind to her also in his bluff, boisterous fashion, and on the whole they seemed to be a happy couple.
Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.
A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
Besides, such is the breadth of the upper part of the front of his head, and such the tapering cut-water formation of the lower part, that by obliquely elevating his head, he thereby may be said to transform himself from a bluff-bowed sluggish galliot into a sharppointed New York pilot-boat.

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