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BUFF [13 records]

Record 1 2011-08-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Phraseology
CONT

The later meaning of in the buff meaning naked is an allusion to the colour of the skin, which is somewhat like the colour buff (a light browny yellow).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phraséologie
OBS

Être à poil, être tout nu.

Spanish

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Record 2 2004-10-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Horse Racing and Equestrian Sports
DEF

Yellowish-beige colour.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Élevage des chevaux
  • Courses hippiques et sports équestres
DEF

[D'une couleur] jaune claire.

Spanish

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Record 3 2004-10-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Pigments and Colours (Arts)
DEF

A dull brownish yellow.

CONT

She was wearing a buff uniform.

CONT

... the lower half of a jar or pot, made of soft buff-coloured earthenware.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pigments et couleurs (Arts)
DEF

Couleur jaune clair ocreux.

Spanish

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Record 4 1998-07-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Prosthetic Dentistry
DEF

To polish by friction.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Dentisterie prothétique
DEF

Polissage par friction.

Spanish

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Record 5 1996-05-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Outfitting of Ships
  • Ship and Boat Parts

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pêche commerciale
  • Armement et gréement
  • Parties des bateaux
DEF

Petit baril employé comme flotteur de soutien pour l'aussière d'un train de filets de pêche dérivants.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Pesca comercial
  • Equipo y aparejos (Transporte por agua)
  • Partes de los barcos
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Record 6 1995-03-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Census
OBS

Form 30.

Key term(s)
  • buff

French

Domaine(s)
  • Recensement
OBS

Source(s) : Glossaire du recensement de 1991 - version du 31 mars 1995.

Key term(s)
  • beige

Spanish

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Record 7 1993-01-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Furs and Fur Industry
  • Preparation of Leather and Leather Articles
DEF

To abrade or grind a leather surface, especially the grain surface, e.g. by a moving band of abrasive paper or cloth.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pelleteries et fourrures
  • Préparation des cuirs et des objets en cuir

Spanish

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Record 8 1993-01-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Organizations, Administrative Units and Committees
OBS

Persons interested in foreskin reconstruction. Disseminates information on methods of foreskin reconstruction to men who have been circumcised and who "prefer to be natural again". Opposes circumcision as "useless mutilation".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Organismes, unités administratives et comités

Spanish

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Record 9 1988-05-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sanding and Polishing of Metals
DEF

Buff sections assembled to the required face width for use on a rotating shaft between flanges.

OBS

buff section : A number of fabric, paper or leather disks ... held together ... to provide degrees of flexibility or hardness.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sablage et ponçage des métaux
DEF

Outil de polissage formé d'une sorte de galette de feutre comprimé (autrefois constituée par des disques de peau de buffle (...], sur la tranche de laquelle on applique à chaud (...) une colle animale (...) plus ou moins diluée suivant la grosseur de l'abrasif utilisé. Celui-ci (émeri ou corindon) est appliqué par roulage sur le feutre encollé.

Spanish

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Record 10 1987-12-04

English

Subject field(s)
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Instruments and Devices
CONT

Muslin buffs, lead center: These lead center cotton buffs will outwear several cotton wheels as they cannot come apart.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Dentisterie
  • Instruments et appareillages médicaux
CONT

L'amalgame étant poli, il faut lui rendre son éclat, son brillant. C'est le rôle du lustrage. L'instrumentation se composera de cupules de caoutchouc ou de silicone, mais surtout de brossettes de toile ou de poils.

Key term(s)
  • brossette de poils

Spanish

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Record 11 1976-06-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Bodywork and Framework (Motor Vehicles)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Carrosserie, caisse et châssis (Véhicules automobiles)
OBS

automobile

Spanish

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Record 12 1976-06-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Towels and Cloths

French

Domaine(s)
  • Serviettes et torchons

Spanish

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Record 13 1976-06-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Bodywork and Framework (Motor Vehicles)

French

Domaine(s)
  • Carrosserie, caisse et châssis (Véhicules automobiles)
OBS

Industrie mécanique

Spanish

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