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ruh fuhl

  • n  a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  • n  a high tight collar
  • n  a noisy fight
  • v  stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • v  trouble or vex
    ruffle somebody's composure
  • v  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  • v  discompose
    This play is going to ruffle some people
  • v  twitch or flutter
  • v  mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
  • v  erect or fluff up
    the bird ruffled its feathers
  • v  disturb the smoothness of
    ruffle the surface of the water
  • v  pleat or gather into a ruffle
    ruffle the curtain fabric

  • Stewart admits that she hasn't sewed her own clothes in years, but she still makes the occasional dust ruffle and says her skills remain sharp.
  • It's true that the discoveries of Picasso and Pollock don't much ruffle the grave surfaces of Wyeth's work.
  • So as not to ruffle any local activists' feathers, the members elected as their president a relative newcomer to Montgomery, the young minister of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church: the .
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  • Jeff Gordon in The Associated Press
    I'm going to ruffle some feathers and make some mistakes,Gordon said.
  • Jock Hobbs in International Herald Tribune
    We're talking about the integrity and meaningfulness of international rugby. It's critical, it's the very heart and soul of our game,Hobbs said with a view to the torrid workload on top players. "It'll certainly ruffle a few feathers and...
  • Joe Ogilvie in WJZ
    We'll find out July 1. I think it'll be a non-event,Ogilvie said. "It'll be a little bit of a hassle after you make your double-bogey, the guy coming in saying you've got to go pee in a cup. That'll ruffle a few feathers, but in this day...

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