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Ruff meaning

ruff - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Frilled cloth around the neck; circlet of projecting feathers on the neck of a bird.

ruff - examples of usage

  1. The full skirt appears to fall in easy folds, and the basqued bodice, with tight sleeves, is closely moulded to the figure and surmounted by an elaborately- constructed ruff of muslin and lace.
  2. Lady Edmondstone, as Mary Queen of Scots, wore a dress of pale blue velvet, and tulle veil head- dress and ruff worked with pearls.
  3. The old ruff or high collar worn alike by men and women was styled a partlet: Jan.
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