from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. ruffian, bully, villain; especially a 16th-17th century vagabond operating under the guise of a maimed soldier or sailor
- n. braggart, swaggerer
- n. a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian.
- n. That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for making ruffles, sometimes forming an attachment to a sewing-machine.
- n. A bully; a swaggerer; a ruffian; a violent and lawless person.
- n. Specifically A bullying thief or beggar; a blustering vagabond.
- n. Same as ruffer.
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After the first hackle, called a ruffler, six other finer hackles were often used.
You can get a ruffler quite inexpensively if you watch the sales at the fabric store and use your half price or 40% off coupon.
He has become a loud and frequent critic of the government, calling himself on his twitter account a "certified ruffler of feathers."
The title of the book gave me the willies--I could only think of my moms 1947 Singer with the giy-normous buttonhole attachment and how many frustrating hours she spent trying to get it to work, not to mention the ruffler .
They were full of admiration for my get-up - which was my usual one of bazaar-ruffler - and Kavanaugh came up to me with absolute tears in his eyes and said I was the stoutest chap alive to stand by him in this.
NOTE - if you have a ruffler foot, which are seriously the best thing since sliced bread - and i love sliced bread, since i'm horrific at cutting it myself!
They also probably wouldn't mind seeing a wry, modest, very human and self-critical stance from a new president who doesn't strut and doesn't swagger but does have a level of 1950s cool, Old Vegas cool, of supreme and confident smoothness that one wouldn't mind seeing ruffled a bit by that old ruffler, reality.
I have two thoughts to add:If you have a ruffler attachment, you can adjust it for the fullness you want and pre-gather the whole ruffle strip, then just lay it on the skirt at the desired spot and stitch it in place.
Same for my ruffler foot - I just make two rows of gathering stitches, and pull!
“And your nephew, mine host, this same Michael Lambourne, who is lord of the feast — is he, too, such a would-be ruffler as the rest of them?”
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