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- adj. Having ruffles.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of ruffle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a ruffle; ruffed: as, the ruffled grouse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
- adj. having decorative ruffles or frills
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Granpa Jack turned around, his thinning gray hair rising in ruffled wings above his ears.
Griffin ruffled feathers, yet here was a space engineering type that knew from where he spoke.
John and I huddled at a little plastic table drinking our beers as the wind and rain ruffled the awning overhead.
This disrespectful allusion to his calling ruffled the temper of the hospital attendant, and, growing profane, he insisted that he was as good as _Smith_, and better, and at once challenged "the bloviating mule scrubber to get down off his perch and stand up before him like a man."
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When the boos and catcalls ruffled her feathers, Mean Jean retreated to her perch and later retracted her comments.
(Knight of the Pope), a cushion, one waisted fiddle with a comb-bridge, another lute (upside-down), and three books, two of whose pages are "ruffled" as if by a nearby draft.
Even though the underground newspaper wrote a questioning article in regard to Lauren's mother and her accusations, Lauren came out for the Fall Retreat and she and Andy seem to be doing well although a bit "ruffled" by all the accusations even towards Andy and his lovely family.
She is unquestionably feminine with her up-do and her penchant for figure hugging clothes, but the embellishments Yulia favors are almost always masculine (if dated ideals of masculinity, such as ruffled shirts), externalizing what must be a daily struggle: being a female politician in the male dominated world of politics.
You know, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a first lady who kind of ruffled some feathers early on.
The “low pathogenic” form may go undetected and usually causes only mild symptoms (such as ruffled feathers and a drop in egg production).
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