Sentence Examples


  • The breeding-grounds of the ruff extend from Great Britain across N.
  • 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.
  • The white ruff on the neck, and the similarly coloured feathers of the wing, do not appear until the completion of the first moulting.
  • The ruff also occasionally visits Iceland, and there are several well-authenticated records of its occurrence on the E.
  • Bartlett, that every ruff assumes tufts and frill exactly the same in colour and markings as those he wore in the preceding season; and thus, polymorphic as is the male as a species, as an individual he is unchangeable.