from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel. Also called tufa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. older and simplified spelling of tough
- n. A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as tufa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tuft.
- An old spelling of tough.
- n. A volcanic fragmental rock, varying from coarse deposits made of materials resembling fine gravel in size to those which are like the finest sand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
To the hypocrite Christopher Dodd sitting there saying we are going to get tuff is hilarious.
Over time, that ash became a rock called tuff, which is anything but: tuff is soft, crumbly, and erodes easily.
Sometimes called tuff, it had often been used on Earth as construction material.
The volcano also spewed out hundreds of feet of ash as far as Kansas and Oklahoma and hardened into a honeycombed rock form called tuff.
"Geological problems such as landslides, quicksand, cave-in were persistent through the entire process of construction, and we have built a 5,800-meter-long tunnel in a stratum known as tuff, a type of rock composed of compacted volcanic ash, which is the world's first of the kind," Shen said.
Yea, there's a lot of "tuff" teapootiers and wingnuts out there; until they break the law and get arrested and afraid Bubba is gonna be their cellmate.
The company insists that the "tuff" part of the name is well-earned for being waterproof, dustproof and you can drive a car over it.
Let me mention something else - "tuff" on crime Texas has over 2300 (yes, you read that right) separate felonies on their books, and every single one of them denies a person the right to own a gun forever.
PS -- since McCain's entire appeal rests on being "tuff", I can't imagine any woman, with the possible exception of Rice, who carries shall we say different baggage, being McCave's Veep pick.
Appeals to fear, suggesting that foreign policy is all about being "tuff" is campaigning for McCain.