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  • adj. having a ruff

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with a ruff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zöol., having a ruff or ruffle: as, the ruffed grouse. See ruff, 2 , .
  • Heckled on a ruffer.


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  • Sontag ruffed and led a low spade – still on course for one down – and East won the trick with the nine.

    An incredibly dramatic deal

  • Cy ruffed, led a diamond to dummy and tried a heart to his queen, declining to try for a squeeze.


  • He won East's trump return in dummy and ruffed a club for his eighth trick, and dummy still had two high trumps.


  • But he ruffed a diamond at Trick Two and got to dummy with the A-K of clubs to ruff two more diamonds with high trumps.


  • In today's deal, South played low from dummy on the first spade, ruffed in his hand and started to set up dummy's diamonds.


  • South ruffed but got only the ace of diamonds besides.


  • West led the K-A of hearts, and South ruffed and took the three top trumps.


  • He ruffed a heart to set up his fifth heart but was stuck in dummy.


  • South threw a diamond on the queen of clubs and ruffed a club.


  • The actual declarer took the ace of spades, ruffed a spade and led a diamond.



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