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As dogs can’t give consent to studies, the project is especially careful to iron out ruff edges, informing owners of the time commitment and risks.

And then Joan, dressed in a black sparkly dressing gown with a feather ruff—literally—rang the dinner gong.

Decked in a $850 black dress with a white ruff and cuffs, however, Brooks dictated a more modest tone.

The 40-year-old Voit studied at the Dusseldorf Academy in Germany with Thomas Ruff, a disciple of Bernd and Hilla Becher.

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.

Mrs Turner, at her execution, was arrayed in a ruff stiffened with the material for the invention of which she was so famous.

The portrait was that of a man in middle life, handsomely dressed in black velvet, with hat and ruff.

Punch describes it as the same back and front, with a kind of ruff below the waist which sticks out stiffly all round.

Bobo's red eyes expanded and the ruff on the back of his neck began to rise.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruff, such as: choker, dicky, fichu, fraise, frill, and jabot.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.