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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRUFF'D, ppl.adj. “Thickly cloathed” (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 96). Given as obs. in E.D.D. Suppl. (1905).

[Cf. Bruchle, to muffle up a person in an untidy fashion. The ff may be due to Cum. influence; cf. Eng. dial. shaffle, to waddle, and Shochle; n.Eng. dial. bruff, and Broch, n.1, 3.]

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