Normally the water was about six inches deep in the mainstream as it ran over a riffle adjacent to the catfish nest.
Then I saw a fire over here, and just managed to make the riffle.
riffle strips keep them in position, these latter being laid crosswise on the bottom.
"I'll back my boys to make the riffle," confidently asserted Roque.
The concentration in the pool was maintained by slowly introducing part of the rotenone into the riffle at the head of the pool.
In the third riffle, seven cards have to be held up, and in the fourth, ten.
I seen them swim the riffle last fall, bad water an' mush-ice runnin'—on a dare.
riffle—A groove or strip to catch gold and mercury in a sluice.
They stopped for lunch at the foot of a riffle where they very soon caught all the trout they wished to find.
One can drift a riffle stern first that is too rough to ride any other way.
1754, "to make choppy water," American English, perhaps a variant of ruffle "make rough." The word meaning "shuffle" (cards) is first recorded 1894, probably echoic; hence that of "skim, leaf through quickly" (of papers, etc.) is from 1922. Related: Riffled; riffling.
A hard swing at the ball; ripple: gives it a really good solid riffle
[1932+ Baseball; probably fr ripple fr rip]
: Give that deck a good riffle
To shuffle playing cards (1894+ Cardplaying)