Banewl, from 1999, is an amazing 63-minute contemplation of a solar eclipse, as watched among cows on the bluffs of Cornwall.
At the foot of the bluffs break forth copious springs of clear water, which hasten in little brooks to the river.
He drifted slowly on until the town and the bluffs sank in the darkness.
It was not far above the water even at high tide, nor were the bluffs very bold.
They covered the low ground with warehouses, and the bluffs with stores and residences.
It is usually found in low ground, but frequently on bluffs, and flood plain banks.
But in the Gould's bluffs settlement this belief was scoffed at.
The spot chosen, as already stated, was a sort of buttress-like promontory that stood out from the line of bluffs.
That motto's only one of Colonel Sterett's bluffs, one of his witticisms that a-way.
We had been out a little more than five days, and we were in hopes of seeing the bluffs of Natchez on the next day.
1839, American English, poker term, perhaps from Dutch bluffen "to brag, boast," or verbluffen "to baffle, mislead." An identical word meant "blindfold, hoodwink" in 1670s, but the sense evolution and connection are unclear; OED calls it "one of the numerous cant terms ... which arose between the Restoration and the reign of Queen Anne." Extended or figurative sense by 1854. Related: Bluffed; bluffing.
"broad, vertical cliff," 1680s, from bluff (adj.) "with a broad, flat front" (1620s), a sailors' word, probably from Dutch blaf "flat, broad." Apparently a North Sea nautical term for ships with flat vertical bows, later extended to landscape features.
1844 as an alternative name for poker; from bluff (v.). As "an act of bluffing" by 1864.
: His courage was all bluff •A noun sense fr 1849 is ''an excuse'' (1870s+)
To use confident pretense as a means of winning or succeeding •The 1674 definition is ''to blindfold or hoodwink''; the game of poker was originally known as bluff (1670s+)
[perhaps related to, though not derived fr, a late 1700s bluff, ''a blindfold or blinker for a horse'']