Ruffle of a boot
Ruffle Ruf"fle, n. [See {Ruffle}, v. t. & i.] 1. That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also {ruff}. --H. L. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or o["o]thec[ae], of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus {Fulgur}. See {O["o]theca}. [1913 Webster]

{Ruffle of a boot}, the top turned down, and scalloped or plaited. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


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