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  • n. inflation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of blowing up or inflating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of blowing up or inflating.


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  • Through the rooms upper and lower he stalked gloomy and restless, pausing now and then to listen to a sufflation noisier and more portentous than its predecessors; and the moans with which the intermittent blast turned the corners and occasionally surged through the windows he received smilingly, much as hospitable men welcome friends, or as conspirators greet each other; and often as they recurred, he replied to them in the sonorous words of the Psalm, and the refrain, "Now the wind cometh, and the punishment."

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • "Hokey-pokey!" answered Cy James, with a more mysterious and impressive sufflation; "Hokey-pokey!

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times


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