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ruffle

a low continuous drumbeat

ruffle

[′rəf·əl]
(geology)
A ripple mark produced by an eddy.
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A NOISY cockerel has been ruffling feathers in a small Midland hamlet after attracting complaints about its crowing.
"Do I mind ruffling feathers? I think I do mind ruffling feathers, I don't like ruffling feathers - but sometimes feathers get ruffled.
MEET the boys ruffling feathers in the bird world after starring in the first pin-up calendar for hens.
British Academy Television Awards 2012 BBC1, 8pm Dara O'Briain hosts telly's most sparkling night of the year as the more highbrow end ('cept for Made In Chelsea, up for the audience award and ruffling feathers) of our TV talent gather to do their best 'looking pleased when they lose' faces.
Ruffling feathers, she makes a big impression - and not necessarily a good one.
DONCASTER mayor Peter Davies loves his racing - he has advocated the town's schools close during Leger week - but he also appears to like ruffling feathers and has done just that with the racecourse's neighbours.
Second, the BCCI affair showed Kerry to be a politician driven by a sense of mission, rather than expediency--even when it meant ruffling feathers. Perhaps Sen.
THE rise of Michael Heseltine is ruffling feathers,and Clark's prized anti-fur bill is suddenly finding itself out of favour with the PM.