counterbuff

counterbuff

(ˈkaʊntəˌbʌf)
n
1. a retaliatory blow
2. a blow made in the opposite direction
3. a sudden check to progress or action
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of her majesty] so strake his eyes with such a counterbuff unto his pride that, if his anger could not so quickly love, nor his pride so quickly honour, yet both were forced to find a worthiness" (NA, p.