And a Centre of Advanced Technology isn't going to be allowed to regard literature as a technology, even though it is. Look at the authors already out of print and likely to remain so. The levelling's going to reach the limit. Not even technical brilliance in the performing arts is going to be allowed. Them kids what sings and plays the guitar does all right, don't they, earning millions though they loses it all in tax, and they never had a bleeding lesson in their bleeding puffs.
- 1985 by Anthony Burgess
Puff has several meanings according to Cambridge Dictionary as a noun:
- a small amount of smoke, air, or something that can rise into the air in a small cloud
- a piece of food made of puff pastry filled with something sweet or with food such as cheese
- an act of smoking
But none of them is proper for the text. Note that the text is written in Workers' English which is a fictional language in the book 1985.