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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUFFER

It was a large, quiet hand—like himself, somewhat suggestive of a buffer.

The Y Bar outfit has been a sort of buffer between the two factions.

A new era began; the buffer was gone; my mother and Victoria were face and face.

In some ways it was a comfort to have this buffer between her and Dick.

He was sure of his ally, and very glad to use him as a buffer to receive the first shock.

“You need some one to act as a sort of buffer,” said Frau Agatha sarcastically.

I used Augusta twice as a buffer; its garrison was just where it helped me.

"No: Buffer was sick last Sunday afternoon," answered Bessie.

This can be overcome by wrapping strips of felt around the rim to form a buffer.

"Work for the inside of the church, he says," added the Buffer.

WORD ORIGIN

1835, agent noun from obsolete verb buff "make a dull sound when struck" (mid-16c.), from Old French bufe "a blow, slap, punch" (see buffet (n.2)); hence also "something that absorbs a blow."

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