Noun(1) an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal(2) a high tight collar(3) common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season(4) (card games
Verb(1) play a trump
(1) Rembrandt depicts himself in a burgher's hat and cloak, as does Rubens, although the hats are dissimilar and Rembrandt wears a neck ruff .(2) We determined the frequencies of polyandrous mating and multiple paternity in the ruff , a lekking shorebird with a genetic dimorphism in male mating behavior.(3) Mascarenhas is a powdered dandy in silk stockings; a fluffy lace ruff brushes his chin.(4) an Elizabethan ruff(5) The differences in coat length are most apparent on the tail and ruff .(6) If honour meant wearing a great ruff around the neck, shame meant being denuded.(7) About 50 species were recorded there including long distance migrants like pallid harriers, ruff and reeves, white ibis, comb ducks, etc.(8) A trip to a Leeds theatrical costumier's secured the fancy dress, complete with buckled shoes, breeches and elaborate cuffs and ruff .(9) a ruff of long pointed feathers(10) Behind the flock even the white tip of his tail and his ruff were quite invisible.(11) he gave his partner a spade ruff(12) The dog trotted back out of the forest, trotting along happily, with the ruff of a pup in her mouth.(13) The globe echoes the shape made by the Queen's head with its surrounding ruff , like a planet in relation to the sun.(14) A generous ruff about the neck, and breeches on the hind legs are preferred.(15) I stretch out my finger and a brazen parakeet sidles onto it, inclining its head so I can gently stroke its chalk blue ruff , so downy tender that it feels almost moist.(16) Juveniles have a dark crown with no plumes or ruff , and a mottled neck.
1. frill ::
2. trump ::
ruff, ruffed, ruffing, ruffly, ruffs
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