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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUFF

Jenkins is all very well for work, but he is nothing but a muff in other things.

I asked if the muff, as well as the glove, had been searched carefully.

She drew the paper from her muff with an impulsive movement and thrust it toward him.

She threw down her cloak and muff, the instant she came in, with an air of ill-humour, and undressed herself in a hurried manner.

Bobinette had swallowed the contents of a small phial hidden in her muff!

He collided with the girl who, with a furtive gesture, slipped something into her muff.

I also told Aunt Belle to see about relining my mink cape and muff.

David winced at the huge bunch of violets fastened to her muff.

Elinor slipped Judith's nervous hand into her muff within her own.

Flora, blown by breezes North, Hides her fingers in her muff.

WORD ORIGIN

"warm covering for the hands," 1590s, from Dutch mof "a muff," shortened from Middle Dutch moffel "mitten, muff," from Middle French moufle "mitten," from Old French mofle "thick glove, large mitten, handcuffs" (9c.), from Medieval Latin muffula "a muff," of unknown origin. In 17c.-18c. also worn by men. Meaning "vulva and pubic hair" is from 1690s; muff-diver "one who performs cunnilingus" is from 1935.

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