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  • n. Plural form of buff.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of buff.


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  • But the enthusiasm of buffs is infectious, and I liked the movie.

    Excerpt: Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

  • A current topic of discussion amongst Indian sf buffs is the curious relationships between SF/F and mythology.

    MIND MELD: Guide to International SF/F (Part II)

  • From the NY Times: After more than 50 years American Heritage, the magazine that furnished not just the minds but, in its original hardcover format, the dens of generations of American history buffs, is suspending publication, its editor, Richard F. Snow, said last week.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Books & Business 5/22

  • The relatively empty region south of Tulum is a delight to nature lovers, ruin buffs and adventure travelers.

    Below Tulum

  • One of the things always noted by European TV sci-fi buffs is the impact that ST: TNG had on viewer expectations.

    Top 10 Sci-Fi Shows: Number 10 - Star Trek: The Next Generation | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • In light of all that, Luthor’s comparison of himself to Prometheus (the “light bringer,” for the Latin buffs out there) takes on a somewhat more sinister cast.

    They Can Be a Great People, Kal-El

  • For all you investment buffs, that is pretty bad return. 60% of those who default on their mortgages and lose their homes do so as a result of the burden of medical bills.

    B. Jeffrey Madoff: Running Naked Through Town Hall

  • How It Works: The Tomahawk cruise missile (for jargon buffs, the BGM-109) is a 20-foot-long weapon that literally has its own mind - though programmers tell it what to "think" before it is launched.

    The Mind Of A Missile

  • But another place for history buffs, which is -- and this is one I haven't done yet, but I'd like to make it out there, is to go out to Mount Rushmore, that area in South Dakota, the Black Hills.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2008

  • This should be of even greater interest to word buffs than Spellbound or Word Wars, since as Lauren Squires recently pointed out on Polyglot Conspiracy, national spelling bees and Scrabble tournaments are "not really about the words." posted by KaneCitizen at 10: 49 PM

    Archive 2005-12-01


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