He was knocked down, was up again, buffeting with a score of them.
The salty spray increased to a gentle rain, buffeting her cheeks.
It shrieked its fury among the firs, stunted and leaning all awry from the buffeting of many storms.
How well calculated to stand the buffeting of the winds and waves!
After the buffeting of the waves, how sweet is the buffet of the shore.
How would she stand the buffeting to which she was being subjected?
And it was a tasking of her energies equal to the buffeting of recurrent waves on deep sea.
But nearly a year of buffeting about had taught him many things.
An hour passed of buffeting with the sea, and the boy began to grow light-headed.
The waves were buffeting the canoe about like a log in a whirlpool.
c.1200, "to strike with the fist or hand; cuff, box, slap; from Old French bufeter "to strike, slap, punch," from bufet (see buffet (n.2)). Related: Buffeted; buffeting.
"table," 1718, from French bufet "bench, stool, sideboard," 12c., of uncertain origin. Sense in English extended 1888 to "meal served from a buffet."
c.1200, "blow struck with a fist or weapon," from Old French bufet "slap, punch," diminutive of bufe "a blow, slap, punch; puff of wind," figuratively "cunning trick," probably echoic of the sound of something soft being hit.