ruffle

All Verb Noun
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  • There was your mother as white as her ruffles, with dark lines under her eyes. Cited from The Case of Richard Meynell, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The ruffles ran up and down, and over and across, and three times round. Cited from A Domestic Problem, by Abby Morton Diaz
  • Care must be used, with the latter, or it will cut the ruffles. Cited from A Treatise on Domestic Economy, by Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Another quarter of an hour passed without a breath of wind ruffling the water. Cited from With Wolfe in Canada, by G. A. Henty
  • The wind ruffled the grey water of the stream under the old stone bridge. Cited from Punch, Vol. 153, Jul. 18, 1917, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • He looked down on the little figure all pale and ruffled in the cold grey light. Cited from My Little Lady, by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  • He had never seen her self-possession ruffled, and he had begun to doubt he ever should. Cited from The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories, by Gertrude Atherton
  • Should she come to harm in the ruffle, where could I get such another? Cited from Micah Clarke, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Noted for his fair play, he was never ruffled under pressure.
  • This is used only for making ruffles or gathering on very fine hand work. Cited from Textiles and Clothing, by Kate Heintz Watson
  • The ruffled deputy raised his head, as did the other people present. Cited from Eight Strokes of the Clock, by Maurice Le Blanc
  • She seemed to get it too clearly cut, there was no ruffling. Cited from The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford
  • Your skirts will ruffle up around you and help to keep you warm. Cited from Ruth Fielding at the War Front, by Alice B. Emerson
  • He had lost his hat and his white hair was ruffled. Cited from Punch, Vol. 152, May 2, 1917, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • There's just one point that ruffles me: will he allow himself to be convinced? Cited from The Crystal Stopper, by Maurice LeBlanc
  • It will do no injury whatever, and I trust her mind will not be ruffled. Cited from Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.), by Thomas Moore
  • He was so ruffled he could hardly find a word. Cited from With Those Who Wait, by Frances Wilson Huard
  • A certain lady seems to have been ruffled, and a certain gentleman has disappeared. Cited from Phineas Redux, by Anthony Trollope
  • He had taken off his hat and held it in his hand, and the wind was ruffling his hair. Cited from Bertha Garlan, by Arthur Schnitzler
  • It was as if a light wind had ruffled her blood. Cited from Rest Harrow, By Maurice Hewlett
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Meaning of ruffle

  • verb Trouble or vex
    ruffle somebody's composure
  • verb Discompose
    This play is going to ruffle some people, She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues
  • verb Erect or fluff up
    the bird ruffled its feathers
  • verb Disturb the smoothness of
    ruffle the surface of the water
  • verb Pleat or gather into a ruffle
    ruffle the curtain fabric