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ruffle

a low continuous drumbeat

ruffle

[′rəf·əl]
(geology)
A ripple mark produced by an eddy.
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Felicity Jones Between the baby-blue hue and delicate sheer layers, Felicity's floor-length frock is ruffling our fashion feathers.
Asked on BBC Radio 4's The Week in Westminster whether he minded ruffling a few feathers, he said: "I don't know if it annoyed people in Number 10.
It all seemed like yesterday's northern turned page, And now on his journey from deep below, to his place above, His hand in mine, a quiet smile, no ruffling now, The pit siren will likely be his last sound.