rippler

rippler

[rip-ler]
noun
1.
a person who ripples flax, hemp, etc.
2.
an instrument for rippling; ripple.

Origin:
1735–45; ripple2 + -er1

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ripple1 (ˈrɪpəl)
 
n
1.  a slight wave or undulation on the surface of water
2.  a small wave or undulation in fabric, hair, etc
3.  a sound reminiscent of water flowing quietly in ripples: a ripple of laughter
4.  electronics an oscillation of small amplitude superimposed on a steady value
5.  (US), (Canadian) another word for riffle
6.  another word for ripple mark
 
vb
7.  (intr) to form ripples or flow with a rippling or undulating motion
8.  (tr) to stir up (water) so as to form ripples
9.  (tr) to make ripple marks
10.  (intr) (of sounds) to rise and fall gently: her laughter rippled through the air
 
[C17: perhaps from rip1]
 
'rippler1
 
n
 
'rippling1
 
adj
 
'ripplingly1
 
adv
 
'ripply1
 
adj

ripple2 (ˈrɪpəl)
 
n
1.  a special kind of comb designed to separate the seed from the stalks in flax, hemp, or broomcorn
 
vb
2.  (tr) to comb with this tool
 
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch repelen, Middle High German reffen to ripple]
 
'rippler2
 
n

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