Mrs Turner, at her execution, was arrayed in a ruff stiffened with the material for the invention of which she was so famous.
And very much, sir, the ruff and the slashed doublet become you!
Well, it's purty enough, then, but that ruff must leak like a sieve.
The Ace first, and then King, signifies no more of the suit, and a desire to ruff.
"You will find Mrs. ruff awaiting you in London," he announced.
The only case in which it is not an evidence of strength is when it shows a desire to ruff.
Bobo's red eyes expanded and the ruff on the back of his neck began to rise.
He was sitting in uniform on the other side of the fire, reading ruff's Guide.
He has long dark blue fur, with a ruff of a lighter shade and brilliant topaz eyes.
ruff with left alone, especially with your partner's make or adoption.
kind of large collar, stiffly starched, especially common in the seventeenth century, 1520s, originally in reference to sleeves (of collars, from 1550s), probably a shortened form of ruffle.
Card-playing sense is a separate word, from a former game of that name (1580s), from Middle French roffle, earlier romfle (early 15c.), from Italian ronfa, perhaps a corruption of trionfo "triumph" (from French; cf. trump). The game was in vogue c.1590-1630.
in cards, 1760, from ruff (n.). Related: Ruffed; ruffing.