Jeff Madrick on the ruffled feathers and future fiscal course.
In February, I wrote a column asking whether right wing talk radio was dying and ruffled some feathers in that flock.
At the Christening of Prince George, The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in an ivory-colored Alexander McQueen ruffled suit.
The creation has a feathery train and a ragged flow of ruffled panels, which create the body of the dress and extend to the floor.
With heavy clown makeup and ruffled colors, the women carefully stepped off their high horses amid clusters of balloons.
Monseigneur was ruffled, distinctly so, and Madame was on the verge of tears.
Then she smoothed out her ruffled frock, and patted her hair into its place.
But no word, no breath of intimation, had ruffled the serenity of the cross-roads.
Then she put her hand up and stroked his cheek and ruffled his hair.
You must soothe him, Katy, and smooth his ruffled feathers, proving to him that you can and do forgive the past.
early 14c., "to disturb the smoothness of," perhaps from Old Norse hrufla "to scratch," or Low German ruffelen "to wrinkle, curl," both of unknown origin. Meaning "disarrange" (hair or feathers) first recorded late 15c.; sense of "annoy, distract" is from 1650s. Related: Ruffled; ruffling.
"ornamental frill," 1707, from ruffle (v.).