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- adj. Having a large head, like a buffalo's.
- adj. dull; stupid; blundering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a large head, like a buffalo; dull; stupid; blundering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a large head, like a buffalo's; dull; stupid; foolish. Gayton, Notes on Don Quixote, III. 3.
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Little William James Henry all the way from his tiny New England hamlet, leaning out the window of that jostling taxi with his little mouth agape, as goggle-eyed as the most buffle-headed bumpkin fresh from the sticks, marveling with bald astonishment at the architectural triumphs of the avenue that dwarfed anything he had ever seen in the confines of the Massachusetts countryside, taller than the tallest church steeple.
He declared, later and to others, for Merle was not his son, that the young man was highly languageous and highly crazy; that his talk was the crackling of thorns under a pot; that he was a vain canter -- "forever canting," said Sharon -- "a buffle-headed fellow, talking, bragging."
The "little marquise" was his daughter Elizabeth, and the buffle-headed marquis was Pierre de Caumont, Marquis de Cugnac, whom she married in 1652.
But this poor lady had a greater loss of my Lord Hastings who died just when they should have been married, and sure she could not think she had recovered it at all by marrying this buffle-headed Marquis.
Call yourself a coachie, why, you're nothing but a buffle-headed, cork-brained souse-crown! "
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