Sentence Examples


  • The breeding-grounds of the ruff extend from Great Britain across N.
  • The white ruff on the neck, and the similarly coloured feathers of the wing, do not appear until the completion of the first moulting.
  • Four active tetroses are possible, and three have been obtained by Ruff and Wohl from the pentoses.
  • RUFF, a bird so called from the very beautiful and remarkable frill of elongated feathers that, just before the breedingseason, grow thickly round the neck of the male, who is considerably larger than the female, known as the reeve.
  • From each side of his head sprouts a tuft of stiff curled feathers, while the feathers of the throat change colour, and beneath and around it sprouts the frill or ruff already mentioned as giving the bird his name.