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ruffle

a low continuous drumbeat

ruffle

[′rəf·əl]
(geology)
A ripple mark produced by an eddy.
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Speaking to ASOS mag, Taylor says: "Loyalty is so important and it isn't easy because it ruffles feathers.
Donald's daughter Anna arrives in the village and immediately ruffles feathers by asking her father to give her the business instead of Carl.