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riffle

[OED groove] n. a slash: 1936 I cud draw razor on 'im an' gie 'im a riffle (Dupuch 65). (San Sal.)

—v. [cf. OED a rocky obstruction in the bed of a river; a piece of broken water produced by this] to cause ripples: The wind is riffling the water (Eleu.)

 

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Last update: 2011-06-07 07:07
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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