from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything used to muffle or wrap up.
- n. A glove, generally without fingers but with a thumb; a mitten.
- n. A wrapper or scarf for the throat, usually of wool or silk; a large silk handkerchief so used. Also muffle.
- n. In mech., any device for deadening sound: usually a chamber or box for inclosing cog-wheels or other noisy parts of machinery, or steam - or air - valves in which the sound of escaping steam and air is desired to be muffied, as in the automatic air-valves of steam-radiators, etc. In the pianoforte the muffier is a device for deadening the tones, usually consisting of a strip of soft felt, which can be inserted between the hammers and the strings by pulling a stop or lever.
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