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RIP'PLE, v.i.

To fret on the surface; as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom, appears rough and broken, or as if ripped or torn.

RIP'PLE, v.t.

1. To clean, as flax.

2. To agitate the surface of water.

RIP'PLE, n.

1. The fretting of the surface of water; little curling waves.

2. A large comb or hatchel for cleaning flax.



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RIP'PLE, v.i.

To fret on the surface; as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom, appears rough and broken, or as if ripped or torn.

RIP'PLE, v.t.

1. To clean, as flax.

2. To agitate the surface of water.

RIP'PLE, n.

1. The fretting of the surface of water; little curling waves.

2. A large comb or hatchel for cleaning flax.

RIP'PLE, n.

  1. The fretting of the surface of water; little curling waves.
  2. A large comb or hatchel for cleaning flax.

RIP'PLE, v.i. [In Dan. ripper is to stir or agitate; In G. riffe is a hatchel; and riffeln, to hatchel; in Sax gerifled is wrinkled. Ripple is probably allied to rip.]

To fret on the surface; as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom, appears rough and broken, or as if ripped or torn.


RIP'PLE, v.t. [G. riffeln, to hatchel.]

  1. To clean, as flax. – Ray.
  2. To agitate the surface of water.

Rip"ple
  1. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
  2. To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
  3. To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom] to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
  4. To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.
  5. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
  6. Hence, to scratch or tear.

    Holland.
  7. To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
  8. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
  9. a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
  10. the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.

    Ripple grass. (Bot.) See Ribwort. -- Ripple marks, a system of parallel ridges on sand, produced by wind, by the current of a steam, or by the agitation of wind waves; also (Geol.), a system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum.

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Ripple

RIP'PLE, verb intransitive

To fret on the surface; as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom, appears rough and broken, or as if ripped or torn.

RIP'PLE, verb transitive

1. To clean, as flax.

2. To agitate the surface of water.

RIP'PLE, noun

1. The fretting of the surface of water; little curling waves.

2. A large comb or hatchel for cleaning flax.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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