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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruffle  \Ruf"fle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ruffled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ruffling}.]  [From  {Ruff}  a  plaited  collar,  a  drum  beat  a 
  tumult:  cf  OD  ruyffelen  to  wrinkle.] 
  1.  To  make  into  a  ruff;  to  draw  or  contract  into  puckers, 
  plaits,  or  folds;  to  wrinkle. 
  2.  To  furnish  with  ruffles;  as  to  ruffle  a  shirt. 
  3.  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.  --I.  Taylor. 
  She  smoothed  the  ruffled  seas.  --Dryden. 
  4.  To  erect  in  a  ruff,  as  feathers. 
  [the  swan]  ruffles  her  pure  cold  plume.  --Tennyson. 
  5.  (Mil.)  To  beat  with  the  ruff  or  ruffle,  as  a  drum. 
  6.  To  discompose;  to  agitate;  to  disturb. 
  These  ruffle  the  tranquillity  of  the  mind.  --Sir  W. 
  But  ever  after  the  small  violence  done  Rankled  in 
  him  and  ruffled  all  his  heart.  --Tennyson. 
  7.  To  throw  into  disorder  or  confusion. 
  Where  best  He  might  the  ruffled  foe  infest. 
  8.  To  throw  together  in  a  disorderly  manner.  [R.] 
  I  ruffled  up  falen  leaves  in  heap.  --Chapman 
  {To  ruffle  the  feathers  of},  to  exite  the  resentment  of  to 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruffle  \Ruf"fle\,  n.  [See  {Ruffle},  v.  t.  &  i.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  A  state  of  being  ruffled  or  disturbed;  disturbance; 
  agitation;  commotion;  as  to  put  the  mind  in  a  ruffle. 
  3.  (Mil.)  A  low  vibrating  beat  of  a  drum,  not  so  loud  as  a 
  roll;  --  called  also  {ruff}.  --H.  L.  Scott. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  connected  series  of  large  egg  capsules,  or 
  o["o]thec[ae],  of  any  one  of  several  species  of  American 
  marine  gastropods  of  the  genus  {Fulgur}.  See  {O["o]theca}. 
  {Ruffle  of  a  boot},  the  top  turned  down  and  scalloped  or 
  plaited.  --Halliwell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruffle  \Ruf"fle\,  v.  i.  [Perhaps  of  different  origin  from  ruffle 
  to  wrinkle;  cf  OD  roffeln  roffen  to  pander,  LG  raffein, 
  Dan.  ruffer  a  pimp.  Cf  {Rufflan}.] 
  1.  To  grow  rough,  boisterous,  or  turbulent.  [R.] 
  The  night  comes  on  and  the  bleak  winds  Do  sorely 
  ruffle.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  become  disordered;  to  play  loosely;  to  flutter. 
  On  his  right  shoulder  his  thick  mane  reclined, 
  Ruffles  at  speed,  and  dances  in  the  wind.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  be  rough;  to  jar;  to  be  in  contention;  hence  to  put  on 
  airs;  to  swagger. 
  They  would  ruffle  with  jurors.  --Bacon. 
  Gallants  who  ruffled  in  silk  and  embroidery.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  strip  of  pleated  material  used  as  a  decoration  or  a  trim 
  [syn:  {frill},  {flounce},  {furbelow}] 
  2:  a  high  tight  collar  [syn:  {choker},  {ruff},  {neck  ruff}] 
  3:  a  noisy  fight  [syn:  {affray},  {disturbance},  {fray}] 
  v  1:  stir  up  (water)  so  as  to  form  ripples  [syn:  {ripple},  {riffle}, 
  {cockle},  {undulate}] 
  2:  trouble  or  vex;  "ruffle  somebody's  composure" 
  3:  to  walk  with  a  lofty  proud  gait,  often  in  an  attempt  to 
  impress  others:  "He  strut  around  like  a  rooster  in  a  hen 
  house."  [syn:  {swagger},  {prance},  {strut},  {sashay},  {cock}] 
  4:  twitch  or  flutter;  "the  paper  flicked"  [syn:  {flick},  {riffle}] 
  5:  mix  so  as  to  make  a  random  order  or  arrangement;  "shuffle 
  the  cards"  [syn:  {shuffle},  {mix}] 
  6:  erect  or  fluff  up  "the  bird  ruffled  its  feathers"  [syn:  {fluff}] 
  7:  disturb  the  smoothness  of  "ruffle  the  surface  of  the  water" 
  [syn:  {ruffle  up},  {rumple},  {mess  up}] 
  8:  pleat  or  gather  into  a  ruffle;  "ruffle  the  curtain  fabric" 
  [syn:  {pleat}] 

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