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  • n. Plural form of ruffle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ruffle.


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  • Whereas she (said youngest sister) was so swathed in ruffles and curls for pictures she looked like some lemon chiffon confection, I was, from about 3 or so on, dressed in pretty but far more sensible plaids (yeah, the late 60s and early 70s were a fashion wasteland) and turtlenecks, my long hair straight, shiny and pulled away from my face with a nice barrette or two.

    Princesses in the House « Lab Kat

  • All about him my lord's clothing was strewn; Mechlin ruffles and cravats adorned one chair, silk hose another; gorgeous coats hung on their backs; shoes of every description, red-heeled and white, riding boots and slippers, stood in a row awaiting attention; wigs perched coquettishly on handy projections, and piles of white cambric shirts peeped out from an almost finished bag.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • Being ushered up a spacious staircase, and across a landing hung with family portraits of Pellegrinis who were once upon a time Bishops, Priors, Captains, and powdered Seigneurs in ruffles and laced coats, we are shown into a reception room where a table is laid for luncheon.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • I have seen my mother hem thin ruffles of muslin; and you know with what sort of a needle that should be done.

    The Old Helmet

  • Anyone call pull this off as long as the ruffles are the right size.

    Beautiful Blouse

  • LINDA: This name ruffles my feathers every time I hear it.

    CNN Transcript Jun 6, 2008

  • But once you get the movie, you realize that you won't want to watch it snacking on the arugala in your shopping back, so you go back to the grocery store and buy a vat of chip dip and a family-size bag of ruffles, which is enough food for at least 2 movies, so you go back to the video store and rent a second one.

    Spying on the Neighbours, Part 2: Return of the Limp

  • The Queen's night-cap was a very large full cap with plaited ruffles, which is made familiar to us through the portraits of

    Diary of Anna Green Winslow A Boston School Girl of 1771

  • Intelligence beamed in his eye; a modest assurance reigned upon his brow; respect made his step vigilant as a zephyr's; and his ruffles were the envy of the world!

    Devereux — Volume 01

  • As a result, membrane waves called ruffles are formed, which enclose the bacteria, and apparently facilitate their invasion.

    Scientific Blogging


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