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Definition: spreading adder
, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof;
of imitative origin. Cf. Buffet
1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth;
hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a
whiff. “ To every puff of wind a slave.”
2. Anything light and filled with air. Specifically:
(a) A puffball.
(b) kind of light pastry.
(c) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair
3. An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially
one in a public journal.
(a) Any South African viper belonging to Clotho
allied genera. They are exceedingly venomous, and have
the power of greatly distending their bodies when
irritated. The common puff adder (Vipera arietans
or Clotho arietans
) is the largest species, becoming
over four feet long. The plumed puff adder (Clotho cornuta
) has a plumelike appendage over each eye.
(b) A North American harmless snake (Heterodon platyrrhinos
) which has the power of puffing up its
body. Called also hog-nose snake
, and blowing adder
(Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genus Bucco
. They are small birds, usually with
dull-colored and loose plumage, and have twelve tail
feathers. See Barbet