Her hair is undone behind and ruffed in front, her hat is too straight, and her face looks made-up.
Now and then, ahead of her, she saw a ruffed grouse wandering in the trail.
Next comes a ruffed Lemur, as it is called from the half-circle of white hair, which you see on each side of its face.
Its food and habits are similar to those of the ruffed Grouse.
There were ruffed grouse in the woods, in the creeks were speckled trout in abundance, and my friend rioted among them.
I said at the first that the ruffed Grouse stay with us all the year.
There the ruffed grouse struts about and feeds upon the nuts and berries; and there are the squirrels, black, gray and red.
The ruffed Grouse can easily be detected by the drumming sound which it makes.
ruffed grouse and quail very often have been shipped in egg crates, marked "eggs."
Bob-white and ruffed grouse are the fife and drum corps of the woods.
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.