American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A riotous disturbance; a noisy quarrel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vexation or annoyance; also, a disturbance; a row or rumpus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. & Scot. An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.
- n. the act of making a noisy disturbance
- Possibly a shortening and modification of insurrection. (Wiktionary)
- Possibly alteration of insurrection. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“All are waiting for some market ruction hairy enough that the central bank will cast aside every political and legal restraint in order to save the euro.”
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“Keep up the good work! on January 11, 2010 at 6: 20 pm ex-ruction”
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“And doing my work well, the innate justice of the men, assisted by their wholesome dislike for a clawing and rending wild-cat ruction, soon led them to give over their hectoring.”
“Rest in Peace PC Pratt. on June 15, 2009 at 8: 06 am ex-ruction needless waste of a life”
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