ruffling


ruffling
ruf·fle || 'rʌfl n. pleated strip of ribbon or other material used as a decorative trim; fold, pleat; unevenness or disturbance of a surface v. gather into pleats, crease; muss, dishevel; agitate, disturb; annoy, irritate

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