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Ruche vs. Ruffle

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Ruchenoun

A strip of fabric which has been fluted or pleated.

Rufflenoun

Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.

‘She loved the dress with the lace ruffle at the hem.’;

Ruchenoun

A small ruff of fluted or pleated fabric worn at neck or wrist.

Rufflenoun

Disturbance; agitation; commotion.

‘to put the mind in a ruffle’;

Ruchenoun

A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.

Rufflenoun

(military) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, quieter than a roll; a ruff.

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Rucheverb

To flute or pleat (fabric).

‘ruched curtains’;

Rufflenoun

(zoology) The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur''.

Rucheverb

To bunch up (fabric); to ruck up.

Ruffleverb

(transitive) To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.

‘Ruffle the end of the cuff.’;

Ruchenoun

A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, - used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women's dresses and bonnets.

Ruffleverb

(transitive) To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.

‘The wind ruffled the papers.’; ‘Her sudden volley of insults ruffled his composure.’;

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Ruchenoun

A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.

Ruffleverb

(intransitive) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.

Ruffleverb

(intransitive) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.

Ruffleverb

(intransitive) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.

Ruffleverb

To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.

Ruffleverb

To erect in a ruff, as feathers.

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Ruffleverb

(military) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.

Ruffleverb

To throw together in a disorderly manner.

Ruffleverb

To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.

Ruffleverb

To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.

Ruffleverb

To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.

‘The fantastic revelries . . . that so often ruffled the placid bosom of the Nile.’; ‘She smoothed the ruffled seas.’;

Ruffleverb

To erect in a ruff, as feathers.

‘[the swan] ruffles her pure cold plume.’;

Ruffleverb

To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.

Ruffleverb

To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.

‘These ruffle the tranquillity of the mind.’; ‘But, ever after, the small violence doneRankled in him and ruffled all his heart.’;

Ruffleverb

To throw into disorder or confusion.

‘Where bestHe might the ruffled foe infest.’;

Ruffleverb

To throw together in a disorderly manner.

‘I ruffled up falen leaves in heap.’;

Ruffleverb

To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.

‘The night comes on, and the bleak windsDo sorely ruffle.’;

Ruffleverb

To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.

‘On his right shoulder his thick mane reclined,Ruffles at speed, and dances in the wind.’;

Ruffleverb

To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.

‘They would ruffle with jurors.’; ‘Gallants who ruffled in silk and embroidery.’;

Rufflenoun

That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.

Rufflenoun

A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.

Rufflenoun

A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; - called also ruff.

Rufflenoun

The connected series of large egg capsules, or oöthecæ, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Oötheca.

Rufflenoun

a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

Rufflenoun

a high tight collar

Rufflenoun

a noisy fight

Ruffleverb

stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Ruffleverb

trouble or vex;

‘ruffle somebody's composure’;

Ruffleverb

to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others;

‘He struts around like a rooster in a hen house’;

Ruffleverb

discompose;

‘This play is going to ruffle some people’; ‘She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues’;

Ruffleverb

twitch or flutter;

‘the paper flicked’;

Ruffleverb

mix so as to make a random order or arrangement;

‘shuffle the cards’;

Ruffleverb

erect or fluff up;

‘the bird ruffled its feathers’;

Ruffleverb

disturb the smoothness of;

‘ruffle the surface of the water’;

Ruffleverb

pleat or gather into a ruffle;

‘ruffle the curtain fabric’;

Ruffleverb

disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it

‘he ruffled her hair affectionately’;

Ruffleverb

(of a bird) erect (its feathers) in anger or display

‘they warbled incessantly, their throat feathers ruffled’;

Ruffleverb

disturb the smoothness or tranquillity of

‘the evening breeze ruffled the surface of the pond in the yard’;

Ruffleverb

disconcert or upset the composure of (someone)

‘Lancaster had been ruffled by her questions’;

Ruffleverb

ornament with or gather into a frill

‘a blouse with a high ruffled neck’;

Rufflenoun

an ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, especially around the wrist or neck.

Rufflenoun

a vibrating drum beat.

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