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puffer

1. Any kind of fish that puffs itself up in size when in danger. There's a sushi place in town that serves puffer, though apparently there's a chance it can kill you if it's not prepared correctly.
2. slang One who inhales smoke or vapor in order to ingest nicotine or THC. There's a group of puffers who always sit in the back of class sucking on their vape pens. I'm more interested in marijuana for medical purposes—I haven't been a puffer since I was in college.
3. slang A car left running unattended to warm the engine and cabin on a cold day, so called for the exhaust emitting from the tailpipe. Police are warning that thefts of puffers has been rising as the weather continues turning colder. I always see puffers in people's driveways first thing in the morning during winter.

puffer car

slang A car left running unattended to warm the engine and cabin on a cold day, so called for the exhaust emitting from the tailpipe. Police are warning that thefts of puffer cars has been rising as the weather continues turning colder. I always see puffer cars in people's driveways first thing in the morning during winter.
See also: car, puffer

puffer

n. a cigar. Can you imagine anyone smoking a puffer like that in a restaurant?
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(https://mars.nasa.gov/news/2017/breaks-observed-in-rover-wheel-treads) Curiosity is much larger than PUFFER, with six wheels that are almost 1.5 feet wide.
"Small robotic explorers like PUFFER could change the way we do science on Mars," Jaakko Karras, PUFFER's project manager at JPL, said in the NASA report.
The puffer fish (family Tetraodontidae; also known as globefish, fugu, or blowfish) is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world.
Four cases of puffer fish poisoning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resulted from consumption of dried globefish.
Health care providers who work in emergency departments or with persons from countries with a tradition of puffer fish consumption should be aware of this potential public health threat and coordinate with local poison centers and health departments to investigate any suspected cases of puffer fish poisoning to determine the source of the fish, whether it was legally imported, and whether additional contaminated product needs to be removed from commerce.
Public health response to puffer fish (tetrodotoxin) poisoning from mislabeled product.
Dad–of–two Nick said: "We gave the boat to the Puffer Preservation Trust and started trying to raise the money for the repairs.
Now they've launched The Puffer Cookbook – and all the profits go to keeping the boat on the water.
"It's great that the recipes we use can help keep the puffer going now."
METHODS: We used the standard mouse bioassay (MBA), receptor binding assay (RBA), mouse neuroblastoma cytotoxicity assay (MNCA), Ridascreen ELISA, MIST Alert assay, HPLC, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to determine the presence of STX, decarbamoyl STX (dc-STX), and N-sulfocarbamoyl (B1) toxin in puffer fish tissues, clonal cultures, and natural bloom samples of Pyrodinium bahamense from the IRL.
RESULTS: We found STXs in 516 IRL southern (Sphoeroides nephelus), checkered (Sphoeroides testudineus), and bandtail (Sphoeroides spengleri) puffer fish.
We propose characterizing this food poisoning syndrome as saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning (SPFP) to distinguish it from PFP, which is traditionally associated with tetrodotoxin, and from PSP caused by STXs in shellfish.
KEY WORDS: dinoflagellate, Florida, harmful algae, puffer fish, Pyrodinium bahamense, saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning, saxitoxins, Sphoeroides spp.
"They are an important part of Scotland's heritage and lots of Scots have puffer stories.
The 1994 remake - with Gregor Fisher and Rikki Fulton - did not feature the real Vital Spark but another puffer, Auld Reekie.