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tuff

 (tŭf)
n.
A rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.

[French tuf, from Old French, from Old Italian tufo, tufa; see tufa.]

tuff·a′ceous (tŭ-fā′shəs) adj.
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tuff

(tʌf)
n
(Geological Science) a rock formed by the fusing together on the ground of small rock fragments (less than 2 mm across) ejected from a volcano
[C16: from Old French tuf, from Italian tufo; see tufa]
tuffaceous adj
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tuff

(tʌf)

n.
a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash or cinder, usu. more or less stratified.
[1560–70; < Middle French tuf(e) < Italian tufo. See tufa]
tuff•a′ceous, adj.
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tuff

(tŭf)
A rock made up of particles of volcanic ash, varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
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tuff

A rock made up of compacted volcanic ash; also known as tufa.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuff - hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ashtuff - hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
volcanic rock - extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth
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These consist either of lava or scoriae, or of finely- stratified, sandstone-like tuff. Most of the latter are beautifully symmetrical; they owe their origin to eruptions of volcanic mud without any lava: it is a remarkable circumstance that every one of the twenty-eight tuff-craters which were examined, had their southern sides either much lower than the other sides, or quite broken down and removed.
The new plan includes both options as well as a longer, 27-year life-of-mine, with perlite and pozzolan being mined in the first 15 years from the Main Zone and then just pozzolan from the Tuff Zone.
one million had been allocated for tuff tiles in Chak No 251.
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The acquisition creates a new presence in the Northeast for Tuff Shed, and extends Tuff Shed's service area to all of the contiguous United States.
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For the holiday season, Fluff & Tuff designs a unique, limited edition Holiday Charity Toy and donates 100 percent of the profits to animal related charities.
Glick in 1959) sold a parcel that included 201 - 203 East 76th Street (1329-1337 Third Avenue), 1339 Third Avenue, 1345 Third Avenue, 200 East 77th Street, and 202 East 77th Street to TUFF.
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REV Group Inc (NYSE:REVG) on Tuesday reported that launch of a new extreme-duty aerial fire apparatus, the Tuff Truck AerialCat, under its KME Fire brand.
The religious party also claims that they will give tuff contest to their rival groups in the coming general election and also decide to held different rallies in Peshawar to attract the voters.
Moreover, a sum of Rs23.2 million was being spent on tuff tiles and drain schemes in Moza Garay Wahan.