Definition of Rippler

1. a toothed tool for cleaning flax fiber [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rippler

ripped
ripper
rippers
rippier
rippiers
ripping
ripping bar
ripping chisel
rippingly
ripple
ripple effect
ripple mark
ripple voltage
rippled
rippler (current term)
ripplers
ripples
ripplet
ripplets
ripplier
rippliest
rippling
ripplingly
ripplings
ripplon
ripplons
ripply
ripps
riprap

Literary usage of Rippler

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"rippler, •. A person employed in separating the seed of flax from tlie stems, S. " This comb separates the seed from the lint, with much more ease to the ..."

2. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Science by Samuel Haughton (1865)
"... these are laid down at the right hand of the rippler, and untied, when he, taking up a handful and grasping it firmly with the one hand about six inches ..."

3. The Journal of the Royal Dublin Society by Royal Dublin Society (1866)
"After the Flax is thus deprived of its bolls, the rippler lays it down on his left-hand side, placing one handful across the other, after which it is tied ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... the- crop is made up into sheaves, dried, and stacked, and is only boiled and ratted in the early part of the next ensuing season The best rippler, ..."

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