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.
Hills and vales, bluffs and ravines, were continually presented in successions of sublimity and beauty which charmed the eye.
It was not far above the water even at high tide, nor were the bluffs very bold.
At a short distance back from the river a range of hills or bluffs was seen.
It is usually found in low ground, but frequently on bluffs, and flood plain banks.
It may be seen, frequently, in the ravines and gullies, and in the points of bluffs.
The spot chosen, as already stated, was a sort of buttress-like promontory that stood out from the line of bluffs.
It was risky, but no more risky than bluffs he had seen work before.
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'']