puffing

The talk of a seller or trader in expounding the merits of his property, so much to be expected of him as not to amount to fraud. Curby v Mastenbrook, 288 Mich 676, 286 NW 123, or a warranty. 46 Am J1st Sales § 326. Making fictitious bids at an auction sale, under employment by the seller or proprietor of the sale, to increase the competition among bidders, thereby enhancing the price at which a bona fide bidder purchases, the fictitious bidder being protected by an understanding with the seller or proprietor of the sale that he shall not be bound by his bids. 7 Am J2d Auct § 26; 30 Am J2d Exec § 365; 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad § 380; 30A Am J Rev ed Jud S § 97.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Puffing — is a technique to bring smoke (usually tobacco) into the mouth cavity. This is achieved by sucking deeply on the filter end of a cigarette, allowing smoke to flow into the smoker s mouth before being inhaled into the lungs. One hereby produces a… …   Wikipedia

  • puffing — puffing. См. пуфинг. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Puffing — Ornamentation produced by making the material into puffs …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Puffing — Puff Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puffed} (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Puffing}.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See {Puff}, n.] 1. To blow in puffs,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puffing — An expression of opinion by seller not made as a representation of fact. Gulf Oil Corp. v. Federal Trade Commission, C.C.A.5, 150 F.2d 106, 109. Exaggeration by a salesperson concerning quality of goods (not considered a legally binding promise); …   Black's law dictionary

  • puffing — noun 1. blowing tobacco smoke out into the air they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing • Derivationally related forms: ↑puff • Hypernyms: ↑smoke, ↑smoking 2. an act of forcible exhalation • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • puffing — noun An opinion or judgment, often made by the seller of property to a potential buyer, that is not made as a representation of fact …   Wiktionary

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