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1A scarf or wrap worn around the neck and face for warmth.
- ‘When he owned Wimbledon, Sam Hammam made a habit of standing behind one of the goals during matches in his cloth cap and muffler.’
- ‘Pushing his chin deeper into the warmth of his muffler and pulling his jacket tighter around himself, he walked out of the house, and down the street.’
- ‘If you'd rather look fresh as a daffodil, throw away your muffler, shake off the woolly hat and try these six simple, sexy looks.’
- ‘He was a tall, lean, dark man with an ebullient waxed moustache; around his head he wrapped a woolly muffler.’
- ‘The day of the party promises mittens and hats, mufflers and ski pants, toboggans and sleds.’
- ‘Waistcoats are everywhere, as are moustaches and mufflers, pipes and cigarettes.’
- ‘In warm sunshine, Gould turned up in coat, beret, muffler and gloves, carrying his own collapsible piano stool.’
- ‘On his hands was a pair of dark red, fingerless gloves, and around his neck was a black scarf, almost like a muffler.’
- ‘Gloves and mittens, hats and mufflers littered the yard.’
- ‘Suddenly, it's hip to wear a chunky sweater, muffler, or hat that looks as if your grandmother made it.’
- ‘He had wrapped himself well in muffler and shawl over jacket and kurta.’
- ‘My God, the floor sagged under the weight of the parkas, sweaters, gloves, mufflers, and hats.’
- ‘Your new home will include a fireplace in the family room so that, after a day of sledding, the kids can warm chilled fingers and toes and hang soggy mittens and mufflers up to dry.’
- ‘He was a very old and dried-up man - one of those people who wear a sweater and a muffler over starched white kurta-pajamas even in summer.’
- ‘Apart from their weight, driver comfort in those days usually meant a top coat, muffler and cap and you needed them, I assure you.’
- ‘Inside, gloves and mufflers are removed, quilted jackets are unzipped.’
- ‘Holding children's coats and mufflers against the cold wintry night, they greet each other and exchange neighborhood gossip.’
- ‘You don't even need heavy woolens, as in Gulmarg you'll be able to hire snowboots, mufflers, woollen socks, windproof jackets and caps.’
- ‘Senior citizens may be happy taking out their knitted caps and heavy mufflers but for the younger and more trendy, putting away those short-sleeves and polo shirts need not mean bundling up in shapeless clothes.’
2North American A part of a motor vehicle's exhaust system, serving to muffle the sound of the vehicle.
- ‘Trail bikes, cars and any machinery are a potential source of ignition so please ensure that mufflers are secure and flame proofed to avoid sparks igniting the countryside.’
- ‘Battered cars would do their best to tear up the tarmac some more as they blatted past, mufflers long-gone.’
- ‘I worried also about the nature of our neighborhood, which is a redneck Shangri-La of big dawgs, trucks with bad mufflers, heavily armed Gomers, and gangs of marauding feral boys with BB guns.’
- ‘What ever happened to the legal requirement for vehicles to have intact noise mufflers?’
- ‘This goes beyond normal loud mufflers (which seem to be common in Thailand!).’
- ‘Enveloped in that smell, I would play grown up and sit in the office sometimes, studiously recording the numbers of the vehicles that came in for work on the twin ramps over the six-foot-deep pit where the mufflers were installed.’
- ‘Stones echoed off the low undercarriage and flatulence from the holey muffler faded away down the road.’
- ‘They never need oil changes, air filters, tune-ups, mufflers, timing belts, or emission tests.’
- ‘Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: ‘Joshua's Triumph was heard throughout the land.’’
- ‘In the case of the exhaust mufflers, titanium may offer greater service life than is offered by most materials.’
- ‘The EV1 driver points out that electric cars do not require the same kind of routine maintenance that combustion-engine cars and even hybrids do, like replacing mufflers, oil changes and smog checks.’
- ‘Before long he reached the Avenue, where the relaxed residential noises were replaced by the roar of motorcycles and cars with bad mufflers.’
- ‘This was one of the moments I thanked God I didn't put one of those mufflers on my car that made my engine sound 3 times louder.’
- ‘They enter the city at dusk and there is a terrible noise because there are no mufflers on the cars.’
- ‘We hear the grader coming from the small community of Menggen down the road, scraping the track so people don't lose their mufflers on the way in.’
- ‘The Manufacturing divisions manufacture core components such as engines as well as some non-core components, such as mufflers.’
- ‘Numerous youngsters show off with their scooters and expensive racing motorcycles, which have no mufflers.’
- ‘The wire-mesh grilles at the mouth of the city's drainage creeks frequently fill with beer cans, shopping carts, car mufflers, push-chairs and dead animals.’
- ‘The gasoline engine, along with the muffler, catalytic converter, tailpipe and gas tank, were all removed.’
- ‘The local manufacturers of noisy car mufflers should take example from our Bajan neighbours and show more concern for noise pollution on our roadways, especially in residential areas.’
- 2.1 A device used to deaden the sound of a drum, bell, piano, or other instrument.
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