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 for stuff
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stuff \Stuff\, n. [OF. estoffe, F. ['e]toffe; of uncertain
     origin, perhaps of Teutonic origin and akin to E. stop, v.t.
     Cf. Stuff, v. t.]
     1. Material which is to be worked up in any process of
        manufacture.
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              For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the
              work to make it, and too much.        --Ex. xxxvi.
                                                    7.
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              Ambitions should be made of sterner stuff. --Shak.
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              The workman on his stuff his skill doth show,
              And yet the stuff gives not the man his skill. --Sir
                                                    J. Davies.
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     2. The fundamental material of which anything is made up;
        elemental part; essence.
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              Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience
              To do no contrived murder.            --Shak.
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     3. Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind;
        specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or
        worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.
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              What stuff wilt have a kirtle of?     --Shak.
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              It [the arras] was of stuff and silk mixed, though,
              superior kinds were of silk exclusively. --F. G.
                                                    Lee.
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     4. Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.
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              He took away locks, and gave away the king's stuff.
                                                    --Hayward.
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     5. A medicine or mixture; a potion. --Shak.
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     6. Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or
        irrational language; nonsense; trash.
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              Anger would indite
              Such woeful stuff as I or Shadwell write. --Dryden.
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     7. (Naut.) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with
        which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared
        for lubrication.                            --Ham. Nav.
                                                    Encyc.
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     8. Paper stock ground ready for use.
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     Note: When partly ground, called half stuff. --Knight.
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     Clear stuff. See under Clear.
  
     Small stuff (Naut.), all kinds of small cordage. --Ham.
        Nav. Encyc.
  
     Stuff gown, the distinctive garb of a junior barrister;
        hence, a junior barrister himself. See Silk gown, under
        Silk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stuff \Stuff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stuffing.] [OE. stoffen; cf. OF. estoffer, F. ['e]toffer,
     to put stuff in, to stuff, to line, also, OF. estouffer to
     stifle, F. ['e]touffer; both perhaps of Teutonic origin, and
     akin to E. stop. Cf. Stop, v. t., Stuff, n.]
     1. To fill by crowding something into; to cram with
        something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.
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              Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown,
              And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown.
                                                    --Gay.
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              Lest the gods, for sin,
              Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.
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              Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing
              them close together . . . and they retain smell and
              color.                                --Bacon.
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     3. To fill by being pressed or packed into.
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              With inward arms the dire machine they load,
              And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. --Dryden.
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     4. (Cookery) To fill with a seasoning composition of bread,
        meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.
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     5. To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some
        obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.
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              I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell. --Shak.
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     6. To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a
        specimen; -- said of birds or other animals.
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     7. To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.
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              An Eastern king put a judge to death for an
              iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be
              stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the
              tribunal.                             --Swift.
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     8. To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to
        crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.
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     9. To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box). [U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stuff \Stuff\, v. i.
     To feed gluttonously; to cram.
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           Taught harmless man to cram and stuff.   --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stuff
      n 1: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a
           physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is
           the stuff they use to make bread" [syn: material,
           stuff]
      2: miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of
         stuff"
      3: informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all
         your clobber?" [syn: stuff, clobber]
      4: senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff" [syn: stuff,
         stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock]
      5: unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the
         stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United
         States Marine"
      6: information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had
         heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book"
      7: a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense
         is the very stuff of narrative"
      v 1: cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his
           pockets"
      2: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust
         the letter into his hand" [syn: thrust, stuff, shove,
         squeeze]
      3: obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are
         blocked" [syn: stuff, lug, choke up, block] [ant:
         loosen up, unstuff]
      4: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She
         stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice
         cream" [syn: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut,
         englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat,
         gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig
         out, satiate, scarf out]
      5: treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; "stuff a
         bearskin"
      6: fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers"
      7: fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the
         turkey yet?" [syn: farce, stuff]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  360 Moby Thesaurus words for "stuff":
     abilities, accessories, accomplishments, addictive drug, air,
     aliment, allay, anhydrate, atom, atomic particles, atoms, attitude,
     attributes, axiom, baggage, balderdash, baloney, bar, batten,
     being, belongings, bind, blast-freeze, block, block up, blockade,
     bolt, bolt down, bosh, bottom, breast-feed, brim, brine,
     brute matter, building block, bull, bullshit, bung, bunk, bunkum,
     candy, capabilities, caulk, ceil, center, charge, chattels,
     chemical element, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up,
     claptrap, clobber, clog, clog up, cloth, cloy, component, compress,
     congest, constipate, constituent, core, cork, corn, cover, cram,
     cram in, crap, creations, crowd, crowd in, cure, dam, dam up,
     dangerous drug, dehydrate, desiccate, devour, distillate,
     distillation, dope, dough, drapery, drench, drive in, drug, dry,
     dry-cure, dry-nurse, dry-salt, earth, effects, element,
     elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, embalm, engorge,
     entity, equipment, essence, essential, essentiality, essentials,
     etoffe, evaporate, fabric, face, fatten, fatten up, feather, felt,
     fiddle-faddle, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, fire,
     flapdoodle, flower, focus, force, force in, force-feed, foster,
     foul, freeze, freeze-dry, freight, fume, fundamental,
     fundamental particle, fundamentals, fur, furniture, garbage, gear,
     gist, glut, gluttonize, gobble, goods, gorge, gormandize, gravamen,
     grit, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle, hard drug, hard stuff,
     heart, hogwash, hot air, humbug, hyle, hypostasis, impact,
     impedimenta, individual, ingredients, inlay, inner essence,
     interline, irradiate, jade, jam, jam in, jam-pack, jerk, junk,
     kernel, kipper, kit, knock in, lace, lactate, lade, line,
     live to eat, load, lumber, makings, malarkey, marinade, marinate,
     marrow, material, material resources, material world, materiality,
     materials, materiel, matter, meat, medium, molecule, monad,
     mummify, napery, natural world, nature, nonsense, nourish, nub,
     nucleus, nurse, nurture, nutrify, nuts and bolts, object,
     obstipate, obstruct, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overeat,
     overfeed, overfill, overgorge, overindulge, overlade, overload,
     oversaturate, overstuff, overweight, pack, pack in, pad, pall,
     pang, paraphernalia, pelf, personal, physical world, pickle,
     piffle, pith, plenum, plug, plug up, plunder, plunge in, poke in,
     poppycock, possessions, postulate, pound in, preservatize, press,
     press in, principle, property, push in, quick-freeze, quid,
     quiddity, quintessence, quintessential, rag, ram, ram in, raven,
     raw material, refrigerate, rhino, rocks, rot, rubbish, run in,
     salt, sap, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, scratch, season,
     shekels, shit, shove, silk, slake, smash, smoke, smoke-cure, soak,
     soul, spile, spirit, squash, squeeze, squeeze in, stanch, staple,
     stay, stench, stock, stop, stop up, stopper, stopple, store,
     stuff and nonsense, stuff in, stuff up, stumpy, substance,
     substances, substratum, suckle, sugar, sum and substance,
     supercharge, supersaturate, supply, surcharge, surfeit, swill,
     tackle, talents, tamp, tamp in, tangible, textile, textile fabric,
     texture, the four elements, the nitty-gritty, things, thrust,
     thrust in, tissu, tissue, top off, trappings, traps, trash, tricks,
     tripe, twaddle, unit of being, virtuality, wad, wainscot, water,
     weave, web, wedge in, weft, weight, wet-nurse, wolf, wolf down,
     woof, wool, works
  
  

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