puff of air


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Noun1.puff of air - a short light gust of airpuff of air - a short light gust of air    
gust, blast, blow - a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
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At length, he was not more than one hundred yards from a bank, covered with green trees, when a puff of air strongly impregnated with a musky odor reached him.
A puff of air extinguished the candle, and the black night shut him out from her in an instant.
I was entering my room, and on opening the door, the window, too, being open, a puff of air came suddenly and carried off this paper - this letter of her majesty's; I darted after it, and gained the window just in time to see it flutter a moment in the breeze and disappear down the well.'
These devices allowed mice to voluntarily approach a water port in their home cage where they would receive a gentle puff of air to their whiskers followed by a drop of water.
This is on par with current methods used by specialists to detect fluid in the middle ear, which involve specialized tools that use acoustics or a puff of air.
I blow a puff of air towards it; it wobbles, and a slick of bubbles slides down towards its base.
My sense of anticipation, awaiting the puff of air onto my eyeball while I tried, but failed, not to blink, was palpable.
His jump is a very fox-like pounce and a double jump is indicated by a puff of air. Enemies are dispatched with a satisfying (and family friendly) poof when you jump on them.
Looking down into the sea, the view of the rocks and seaweed was disturbed by an unusual wind, like a puff of air directed straight down onto the water.
She reached over and whispered in my ear, "I hate the word resilient." She had so much distaste for the word that I could feel the puff of air from her mouth push my hair from my cheek as she whispered the word, "hate." The funny thing was that I already knew why she detested it so much.
That's called PowerPulse and pumps a high pressure puff of air into the turbocharger at low revs to smooth the delay you often find between ordering full power and it arriving.