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buffet -- as in: buffeted by
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Leaves of Grass
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  • …frame, thy springs and valves, the tremulous twinkle of thy wheels, Thy train of cars behind, obedient, merrily following, Through gale or calm, now swift, now slack, yet steadily careering; Type of the modern—emblem of motion and power—pulse of the continent, For once come serve the Muse and merge in verse, even as here I see thee, With storm and buffeting gusts of wind and falling snow, By day thy warning ringing bell to sound its notes, By night thy silent signal lamps to swing.

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  • That’s what she looks like, actually—like a snowflake being buffeted around in the wind, twisting and turning on currents of air.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The cars were steadily whizzing by me on the narrow two-way of Route 9, the muffled slingshot of their passing buffeted by the safety glass.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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