from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of buff.
- n. That which is buffed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of diminishing the thickness of a hide by means of a curriers' knife or a splitting-machine, for the purpose of increasing the suppleness of the leather; hence, the layer so shaved off; the amount of lessening effected.
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