un riffled


verb (used with object), verb (used without object), riffled, riffling.
to turn hastily; flutter and shift: to riffle a stack of letters; to riffle through a book.
Cards. to shuffle by dividing the deck in two, raising the corners slightly, and allowing them to fall alternately together.
to cause or become a riffle.
a rapid, as in a stream.
a ripple, as upon the surface of water.
Mining. the lining of transverse bars or slats on the bed of a sluice, arranged so as to catch heavy minerals, as gold or platinum.
a hopper for distributing bulk material.
the act or method of riffling cards.

1630–40; blend of ripple1 and ruffle1

unriffled, adjective

riffle, rifle.
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riffle (ˈrɪfəl)
vb (when intr, often foll by through)
1.  to flick rapidly through (the pages of a book, magazine, etc), esp in a desultory manner
2.  to shuffle (playing cards) by halving the pack and flicking the adjacent corners together
3.  to make or become a riffle
4.  (US), (Canadian)
 a.  a rapid in a stream
 b.  a rocky shoal causing a rapid
 c.  a ripple on water
5.  mining a contrivance on the bottom of a sluice, containing transverse grooves for trapping particles of gold
6.  the act or an instance of riffling
[C18: probably from ruffle1, influenced by ripple1]

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Word Origin & History

1754, "to make choppy water," Amer.Eng., perhaps a variant of ruffle "make rough." The word meaning "shuffle" (cards) is first recorded 1894, probably echoic; that of "skim, leaf through quickly" is from 1922.
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