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Word: bluster

Definition: blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale


Sentences Containing 'bluster'

Perceiving, at a glance, that the`Pennsylvania'was in no danger, Brown gathered up the big spy glass, war club fashion, and ordered me out of the pilot house with more than Comanche bluster.
But when I gave him every particular that had occurred, he tried to bluster and took down a life-preserver from the wall.

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