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.

Ruffleless to Rule-monger

(Ruf"fle*less), a. Having no ruffle.

(Ruf"fle*ment) n. The act of ruffling. [R.]

(Ruf"fler) n.

1. One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian.

Assaults, if not murders, done at his own doors by that crew of rufflers.

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 Rough, a.]

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.

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.

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