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

  Puffer \Puff"er\, n.
     1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant
        commendation.
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     2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold
        at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder. --Bouvier.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the
            species of Tetrodon and Diodon of the family
            Tetraodontidae; -- called also blower,
            puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish. They are
            highly poisonous due to the presence of glands
            containing a potent toxin, tetrodotoxin.
            Nevertheless they are eaten as a delicacy in Japan,
            being prepared by specially licensed chefs who remove
            the poison glands.
        (b) The common, or harbor, porpoise.
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     4. (Dyeing) A kier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blower \Blow"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, blows.
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     2. (Mech.) A device for producing a current of air; as:
        (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part
            of a grate or open fire.
        (b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current
            of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a
            furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing
            gram, etc.
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     3. A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or
        fissure in a mine.
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     4. The whale; -- so called by seamen, from the circumstance
        of its spouting up a column of water.
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     5. (Zool.) A small fish of the Atlantic coast ({Tetrodon
        turgidus); the puffer.
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     6. A braggart, or loud talker. [Slang] --Bartlett.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blower
      n 1: a device that produces a current of air
      2: a fan run by an electric motor [syn: electric fan,
         blower]
      3: large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no
         hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
         [syn: cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "blower":
     Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Texan, aerator, air conditioner,
     air cooler, air filter, air passage, bellows, big mouth, blowgun,
     blowhard, blowpipe, blowtube, blusterer, boaster, brag,
     braggadocio, braggart, cooling system, electric fan, exhaust fan,
     fan, fanfaron, flabellum, gasbag, gasconader, hector,
     hot-air artist, miles gloriosus, punkah, rodomontade,
     thermantidote, ventilator, windbag, windcatcher, windjammer,
     windsail, windscoop, windy
  
  

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