Just a minute, Mr. riles, the lawyer called, as his client was stepping out of the office.
The idea of his threatenin' to shoot me with my own gun; that's what riles me most.
London glanced at the house, but there was no sign of riles; then he softly set the dog on the astonished cattle.
I jest can't put my finger on the spot that riles me, but that man riles me.
And in the riles home culture had come to be a thing misunderstood, and self-sacrifice a thing unknown.
About that, too, there is something that riles the New England blood in my veins.
riles was so dumbfounded that he pulled out ten dollars, threw it at the smiling lawyer, and proceeded down street without a word.
Could Mr. riles spare London from nine to eleven for a job like that?
It riles her, and a riled woman burns up things: masters, husbands, cooking or worse.
In the home of riles I am afraid you have seen but little self-control in any form.
1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of roil (q.v.); cf. heist from hoist and in the same era spile for spoil (v.). Bartlett writes that in both England and America roil "is now commonly pronounced and written rile" ["Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Related: Riled; riling.