Ruffle

Only in Mirkwood do we find the word ruffle – once as the sound of feet among the leaves (as in ruffles and flourishes) and once as in disturbed smoothness – within five paragraphs of one another.

  • 08.037 Their feet ruffled
  • 08.042 ruffled here and there by the breeze;

“ruffle, n.4.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 29 May 2015.

“ruffle, v.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 29 May 2015.

“ruffle, v.3.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 29 May 2015.

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