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Riffle   Listen
noun
Riffle  n.  
1.
(Mining) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called ripple.
2.
A ripple in a stream or current of water; also, a place where the water ripples, as on a shallow rapid. (Local, U. S.) "The bass have left the cool depth beside the rock and are on the riffle or just below it."






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"Riffle" Quotes from Famous Books



... incident on a tremendous current, the situation often becomes exciting. I was once on the Fraser River in a steamer whose boiler was certified to bear 80 lb. of steam and no more. We were coming to a "riffle," or rapid, where the stream ran very fiercely, with great swirls and waves in it, and the captain sang out to the engineer, "How much steam have ...
— A Tramp's Notebook • Morley Roberts



Words linked to "Riffle" :   peruse, undulate, wave, turn up, displace, cards, shuffle, cockle, ruffle, rippling, flux, fold up, riff, flick, leaf, move, fold



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