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ruh fuhld

  • v  stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • v  trouble or vex
  • v  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  • v  discompose
  • 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
  • v  pleat or gather into a ruffle
  • s  shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
    with ruffled flags flying
  • s  having decorative ruffles or frills

  • The show ruffled feathers among Beijing's commissars.
  • Another ritual the author witnessed: garbed as half man, half woman in a ruffled shirt, cutaway coat, silk hat, and cigar stub, Papa Nebo, an hermaphrodite, wrought mysteries .
  • A Jesuit source in Rome said that the new boss had ruffled Vatican feathers in 1998 with his role in a request by Asian bishops for more local authority for Church decisions.
News & Articles

  • Farmers' market a hit in Portola Valley
    Late afternoon breezes in Portola Valley ruffled the flowers, set rows of delicate wire-wrapped jewelry to dancing, and caressed what fruits and vegetables were left at the town's first farmers' market on Thursday, June 13. The market had opened at 3 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse parking lot at Town Center, and by 5:30, half the vendors were already gone, having sold out.
    June 18, 2013 - The Almanac
  • Jack takes on Net
    Looking rather ruffled after a late night on the Croisette, Jack Black (right) was up early for a Monday morning Yahoo panel. Black admitted: “Um...
    June 18, 2013 - New York Post
  • Corporate America Fights Back Against (Chinese) Hackers
    We’ve heard all about American companies providing data to U.S. spy agencies; this has ruffled a lot of feathers lately. But there may be some good news in the secret partnerships between corporate America and the spooks in Washington. Bloomberg … Continue reading ?
    June 17, 2013 - The Exchange via Yahoo! Finance

  • Brett Favre in BBC Sport
    They were very active defensively and ruffled us a little bit protection-wise,Favre said.
  • Scott Rosenberg in BusinessWeek
    But when the buzz wore off and people went back to their own lives, I think that some feathers were ruffled,Rosenberg said, adding that any resentment has now waned.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in AFP
    Ferguson said: "Celtic are missing the big focal point in their team with Georgios Samaras and Jan Venegoor of Hesselink injured. They had that two years ago and got their first goal through it. They ruffled up Rio Ferdinand and got the first goal...

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