Ruffleless to Rule-monger
(Ruf"fle*less), a. Having no ruffle.
(Ruf"fle*ment) n. The act of ruffling. [R.]
1. One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian.
Assaults, if not murders, done at his own doors by that crew of rufflers.Milton.
2. That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles.
(Ru`fi*gal"lic) a. [Rufiopin + gallic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is
obtained from gallic acid as a brown or red crystalline substance, and is related to rufiopin and anthracene.
(Ru`fi*o"pin) n. [L. rufus reddish + opianic.] (Chem.) A yellowish red crystalline substance
related to anthracene, and obtained from opianic acid.
(Ru"fol) n. [L. rufus reddish + -ol.] (Chem.) A phenol derivative of anthracene obtained as a
white crystalline substance, which on oxidation produces a red dyestuff related to anthraquinone.
(Ru"fous) a. [L. rufus.] Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.
(Ruft) n. (Med.) Eructation; belching. [Obs.]
(Ruf"ter*hood) n. [Cf. Ruff a plaited collar.] (Falconry) A kind of hood for a hawk.
(Rug) n. [Cf. Sw. rugg entanglend hair, ruggig rugged, shaggy, probably akin to E. rough. See
1. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.
They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine . . . repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of
these Waterford rugs. The mastiffs, . . . deeming he had been a bear, would fain have baited him.Holinshed.
2. A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, used for various purposes, as for covering
and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potière, for protecting a portion of
carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.
3. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
Rug gown, a gown made of rug, of or coarse, shaggy cloth. B. Johnson.
(Rug), v. t. To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(||Ru"ga) n.; pl. Rugæ [L.] (Nat. Hist.) A wrinkle; a fold; as, the rugæ of the stomach.
(Ru"gate) a. [L. rugatus, p. p. of rugare to wrinkle, fr. ruga a wrinkle.] Having alternate
ridges and depressions; wrinkled. Dana.
(Rug"ged) a. [See Rug, n.]
1. Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough; as,
a rugged mountain; a rugged road.
The rugged bark of some broad elm.Milton.