Frank credited the current resistance to doing more about foreclosures to ruffled male feathers.
In February, I wrote a column asking whether right wing talk radio was dying and ruffled some feathers in that flock.
The creation has a feathery train and a ragged flow of ruffled panels, which create the body of the dress and extend to the floor.
His ruffled appearance helped casting directors and audiences: Hoffman looked all too real.
With heavy clown makeup and ruffled colors, the women carefully stepped off their high horses amid clusters of balloons.
Monseigneur was ruffled, distinctly so, and Madame was on the verge of tears.
The shoe buckle and the ruffled shirt worked a spell peculiarly their own.
But no word, no breath of intimation, had ruffled the serenity of the cross-roads.
She picked up one of the drakes and ruffled his green capote with her fingers.
You must soothe him, Katy, and smooth his ruffled feathers, proving to him that you can and do forgive the past.
early 14c., "to disturb the smoothness of," perhaps from Old Norse hrufla "to scratch," or Low German ruffelen "to wrinkle, curl," both of unknown origin. Meaning "disarrange" (hair or feathers) first recorded late 15c.; sense of "annoy, distract" is from 1650s. Related: Ruffled; ruffling.
"ornamental frill," 1707, from ruffle (v.).