cuff


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuff \Cuff\ (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuffed (k?ft); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Cuffing.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to
   check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ]
   1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the
      hand; to slap.
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            I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. --Shak.
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            They with their quills did all the hurt they could,
            And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. To buffet. "Cuffed by the gale." --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuff \Cuff\, v. i.
   To fight; to scuffle; to box.
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         While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
                                                  --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuff \Cuff\, n.
   A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.
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         Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies;
         Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
                                                  --Spenser.
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         Many a bitter kick and cuff.             --Hudibras.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuff \Cuff\, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif;
   as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. Coif.]
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   1. The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve
      turned back from the hand.
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            He would visit his mistress in a morning gown, band,
            short cuffs, and a peaked beard.      --Arbuthnot.
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   2. Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to
      the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in
      modern times, such an appendage of starched linen, or a
      substitute for it of paper, or the like.
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