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HAV'ERSACK, n. A soldier's knapsack.

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HAV'ERSACK, n. A soldier's knapsack.

HAV'ER-SACK, n. [Fr. havre-sac.]

A soldier's knapsack.

  1. A bag for oats or oatmeal.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  2. A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.
  3. A gunner's case or bag used to carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.
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HAV'ERSACK, noun A soldier's knapsack.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PUFF, n.

1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; a quick forcible blast; a whiff.

2. A sudden and short blast of wind.

3. A fungous ball filled with dust.

4. Any thing light and porous, or something swelled and light; as puff-paste.

5. A substance of loose texture, used to sprinkle powder on the hair.

6. A tumid or exaggerated statement or commendation.

PUFF, v.i.

1. To drive air from the mouth in a single and quick blast.

2. To swell the cheeks with air.

3. To blow as an expression of scorn or contempt.

It is really to defy heaven, to puff at damnation.

4. To breathe with vehemence, as after violent exertion.

The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing from the chase.

5. To do or move with hurry, agitation and a tumid, bustling appearance.

Then came brave glory puffing by.

6. To swell with air; to dilate or inflate.

PUFF, v.t. To drive with a blast of wind or air; as, the north wind puffs away the clouds.

1. To swell; to inflate; to dilate with air; as a bladder puffed with air.

The sea puffed up with winds.

2. To swell; to inflate; to blow up; as puffed up with pride, vanity or conceit; to puff up with praise or flattery.

3. To drive with a blast in scorn or contempt.

I puff the prostitute away.

4. To praise with exaggeration; as to puff a pamphlet.

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