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Word: bluff

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


Sentences Containing 'bluff'

A modern satellite photo of Thuronyi Bluff and its adjoining glaciers can be seen here.
Barron Road in Poplar Bluff is named after him.
Dockery's 19th Arkansas Regiment was organized on April 2, 1862, at DeValls Bluff, with Col. Hamilton P. Smead in command.
Due to this consistent acid pollution from the reservoir, most large fish spawn downstream of Red Bluff Diversion Dam, a dam also on the Sacramento River near Red Bluff, California.
Hansbrough attended Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and led the Mules to consecutive Missouri state championships.
He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
He tells the narrator he wants to go to the Enchanted Bluff and to the Grand Canyon, but soon dies in the same old town.
He was kind to her also in his bluff, boisterous fashion, and on the whole they seemed to be a happy couple.
Holmes Block () is a blocklike bluff, rising to at the west side of Ruecroft Glacier, west of Cooke Bluff, in Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Horney Bluff () is a conspicuous ice-free bluff about long, extending eastward along the north side of Byrd Glacier from Merrick Glacier toward Cape Kerr, Antarctica.
I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
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.
In 2005, Hansbrough helped Poplar Bluff beat the then undefeated and number one team in the nation, Vashon High School.
It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 2 from a transmitter on Rider Bluff in Holden.
It has been noted that "The Enchanted Bluff" reappears in "Death Comes for the Archbishop", when the protagonist of the novel comes upon the Blue Mesa.
It is a beautiful city, nobly situated on a commanding bluff overlooking the river.
It is anticipated that "Larsen C", which lies at the foot of Thuronyi Bluff, may suffer a similar fate sometime in the next decade, after which open seawater will likely come near to Thuronyi Bluff during the austral summertime.
It is located west-southwest of Red Bluff, California.
Its location atop the Bluff in the center of Duquesne's campus makes Rooney Field one of the most unusual football facilities in the nation.
Landry Bluff () is a rock bluff in the Cumulus Hills, Antarctica, standing just north of the mouth of Logie Glacier where the latter joins Shackleton Glacier.
Morgan's Battalion was increased to a full regiment and reorganized as the 26th Arkansas Infantry on July 23, 1862, at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
Moved to Duvall's Bluff October 12, and duty there and in Arkansas until January, 1865.
One of those frightful bluff reefs was stretching its deadly length right across our bows!
Part of the recently completed renovation is permanent grandstand seating on Bluff Street, which replaces temporary bleachers that had been installed for fourteen football seasons.
Red Dike Bluff is a prominent bluff immediately south of Trepidation Glacier on the east side of the Skelton Glacier.
Reid Bluff () is a bluff rising to 2040 m, at the head of Donnally Glacier, Churchill Mountains.
Rowe Bluff () is a bluff rising to 1,200 m on the north side of Trail Inlet, Bowman Coast, 5 nautical miles (9 km) northeast of Williamson Bluff.
Sarpy operated the Council Bluff trading post during 1835.
SH 41 ends at the Utah state line, where the road continues as State Route 162 to Bluff.
Shockley Bluff () is a very steep bluff forming the south end of Deception Plateau, overlooking the point where Pilot Glacier joins the larger Aviator Glacier, in Victoria Land.
Spring Bluff is an unincorporated community in Camden County, Georgia, United States.
SR 206 turns northeast, parallel to Deadman Creek, towards Green Bluff and the Selkirk Mountains.
The 4.24-acre Red Bluff Housing Annex included 16 family housing units, located within the city of Red Bluff in Tahema County.
The bluff is distinguished by a dike consisting of igneous rock against a black background of the intruded sediments.
The bluff was photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth, November 21, 1935, and was mapped from these photographs by W.L.G. Joerg.
The campus was located on West 12th Street, on a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.
The Devil's Nose is a small dirt bluff on the westernmost end of the park.
The Enchanted Bluff is a short story by Willa Cather.
The flag is currently in the collection of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The Germans still held their position at The Bluff as did the Australians and when, at 08:00, the 1st Light Horse Regiment retook the position just three men in The Bluff sangars out of twenty remained unwounded; while 100 Germans were captured.
The grant was about 2 miles south of present day Red Bluff.
The Wiyot were further north and currently occupy the Table Bluff Reservation outside Loleta.
Three Rivers Community College is a community college in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA.
Tip mentions Enchanted Bluff, a rock surrounded by a plain in New Mexico, where Native Americans used to live before the Spaniards came along.
Vanhoffen Bluff () is a rocky bluff (225 m) immediately east of Jacka Glacier on the north coast of Heard Island.
Vestskotet Bluff () is a bluff just south of Armalsryggen, at the west end of Neumayer Cliffs in Queen Maud Land.
was a lawyer from who settled in Poplar Bluff, Missouri in about 1894.
Well, I had a notion I could lan' mos' anywhers, but I couldn't--bank too bluff.
Years later, none of them ever made it to the Enchanted Bluff.
`No, it wasn't a bluff reef; there isn't one within three miles of where you were.'

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