Tuff vs Tephra - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between tuff and tephra

is that tuff is (rock) a light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel while tephra is (geology) the solid material thrown into the air by a volcanic eruption that settles on the surrounding areas.

As an adjective tuff

is older and simplified spelling of tough.

tuff

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Adjective

(er)
  • older and simplified spelling of tough
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1980 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Joy Wilt Berry, Ernie Hergenroeder , title=Tuff Stuff: A Children's Book about Trauma , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Educational Products Division, Word, Inc. , isbn=9780849981364 , page= , passage=Tuff Stuff teaches that while life may go smoothly most of the time, ... }}
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  • , year=2000 , year_published= , edition= , editor=Sylvia Bowerbank, Sara Mendelson , author=Margaret Cavendish , title=Paper Bodies , chapter=Preface to the Reader (1655) citation , genre= , publisher= , isbn=9781551111735 , page=139 , passage=… yet never to make us so strong as the strongest of Men, whose Sinnews are tuffer , and Bones stronger, and Joints closer, and Flesh firmer, than ours are … }}
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  • , year=2003 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Ronald Carter , title=The Routledge Guide to Modern English Writing , chapter= citation , genre=Language Arts , publisher=Routledge , isbn=9780415286367 , page=96 , passage=It was rave reviewed in the Caribbean Times as 'the ruffest, tuffest and the boo-yacka of all modern gangster novels'. }}
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  • , year=2006 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Paige Hemmis , title=The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Penguin , isbn=9780452287617 , page=36 , passage=TUFF METER }}
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  • , date=2010-01-20 , year= , first= , last= , author=Robert J. Elisberg , authorlink= , title=CES 2020 -- Ohm on the Range , site=Huffington Post citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2012-09-14 , passage=Its Tuff'-n-Tiny USB flash drive is about the size of a thumbnail. … The company insists that the "' tuff " part of the name is well-earned for being waterproof, dustproof and you can drive a car over it. }}
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  • , year=2011 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Kristian Pope , title=Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling Field Guide: Legend and Lore , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Krause Publications , isbn=9781440228100 , page= , passage=Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling }}

    References

    * Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, tuff (wikipedia tuff)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tuffe, (tuf), from (etyl) tufo, from (etyl) .

    Noun

  • (rock) A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 9n:
  • This is what makes an ignimbrite; the general term for this kind of volcaniclastic rock is ‘tuff ’.

    tephra

    English

    (wikipedia tephra)

    Noun

  • (geology) The solid material thrown into the air by a volcanic eruption that settles on the surrounding areas.
  • *2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 126:
  • *:The sky would have darkened with sheer volume of ash, the grapes would have withered upon the vine; misfortune would have fallen with the inexorability of volcanic tephra upon rich and poor alike.
  • *2011 , (Chris Stringer), The Origin of Our Species , Penguin 2012, p. 46:
  • *:Over a five-year research period, RESET is correlating tephras from their volcanic sources to where they fell in deep ocean and lake sediments, and even further into important archaeological sites in Europe, western Asia and North Africa.
  • Derived terms

    * tephrocorrelation

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