rifle / riffle

rifle / riffle
   Rifle means to search with the intention of stealing or taking: The mugger rifled Clarissa's purse looking for cash.
   To riffle means "to shuffle or flip quickly through papers": Bill riffled the card deck before dealing.

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  • rifle / riffle —    Rifle means to search with the intention of stealing or taking: The mugger rifled Clarissa s purse looking for cash.    To riffle means to shuffle or flip quickly through papers : Bill riffled the card deck before dealing …   Confused words

  • Rifle — Ri fle, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb[ o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See {Rive}, and cf. {Riffle}, {Rivel}.] 1. A gun, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rifle pit — Rifle Ri fle, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb[ o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See {Rive}, and cf. {Riffle}, {Rivel}.] 1. A gun …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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