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baffle
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  • However, we returned to those monsters, with fresh wakefulness on my part, and we left their eggs in the sand for the sun to hatch; and we ran away from them, and baffled them by constantly turning, which they were unable to do quickly, on account of their unwieldy make; and we went into the water after them, as natives, and put sharp pieces of timber down their throats; and in short we ran the whole crocodile gauntlet.

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as in: baffled him Define
to completely confuse someone
as in: acoustic baffle Define
something constructed to control the flow of sound or fluid
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