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  • as intuft
  • as incollar
  • as inhair

synonyms for ruff

  • bunch
  • cluster
  • collection
  • cowlick
  • feathers
  • group
  • knot
  • plumage
  • shock
  • topknot
  • tussock
  • torque
  • frill
  • choker
  • fraise
  • jabot
  • fichu
  • dicky
  • neckband
  • Vandyke
  • Eton
  • bertha
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antonyms for ruff

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  • individual
  • one
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      How to use ruff in a sentence

      His ruff is an ornament and a defence; he loses both it and his red grape with the passing of his fighting and loving season.
      THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
      Mrs Turner, at her execution, was arrayed in a ruff stiffened with the material for the invention of which she was so famous.
      CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 442VARIOUS
      The portrait was that of a man in middle life, handsomely dressed in black velvet, with hat and ruff.
      THREE MARGARETSLAURA E. RICHARDS
      Punch describes it as the same back and front, with a kind of ruff below the waist which sticks out stiffly all round.
      MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
      Bobo's red eyes expanded and the ruff on the back of his neck began to rise.
      SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT MAMMY JUNE'SLAURA LEE HOPE
      Col. Nay this is but shallow; marry, I have a ruff is a quarter deep, measured by the yard?
      A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOLUME 10 (OF 15)VARIOUS
      He walked the plank at daybreak one grey stormy morning just off the Nethermost Ruff of the Dogger.
      PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 153, DEC. 26, 1917VARIOUS
      As such they may be contrasted with the effigy of Lady Thornhurst, who exhibits all the beauty of an Elizabethan ruff.
      THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
      Conventional evening dress is worn in most instances, save where a ruff or frill is added to heighten the effect of the headgear.
      SUPPERSPAUL PIERCE
      Female lacks the brilliant colors of the male on the head and neck and shows no sign of a ruff.
      WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO RUFF

      • Eton
      • Vandyke
      • bertha
      • choker
      • dicky
      • fichu
      • fraise
      • frill
      • jabot
      • neckband
      • ruff
      • torque
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