• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ruche A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.
    • Ruche A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, -- used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women's dresses and bonnets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ruche A full quilling, frilling, or plaiting of ribbon, muslin, grenadine, net, lace, or other material, used as a trimming for women's garments, or worn at the neck and wrists.
    • n ruche A loose pile of arched tiles to catch and lodge oyster-spawn.
    • n ruche In zoology, a reticulated folding of the skin found in the hemipenes of some snakes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ruche rōōsh a plaited frilling
    • Ruche Also Ruch′ing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ruche, ruche, beehive, OF. rusche, a beehive, which was formerly made of the bark of trees; cf. W. rhisg, rhisgl, bark, gael. rusg, bark, rind


In literature:

They fastened some ruching about his slender neck, pinned ribbons at random all over him, and then Margaret thickly powdered his hair.
"Penrod" by Booth Tarkington
And then you go and moon over a Swede tailor because he can talk about how to put ruchings on a skirt!
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Even though Annie's fingers had pinked, or ruched, or hemmed, or whatever you do to 'em, they palled upon me.
"Options" by O. Henry
Several years ago Comrade Faure bought the land on which he built his LA RUCHE.
"Anarchism and Other Essays" by Emma Goldman
Everyone will recognize Nancy Ellen's fine Spencerian hand in that bonnet and ruching.
"A Daughter of the Land" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Virginia stopped short in her twirling and settled the illusion ruche over her slim white shoulders.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
Finish round with a ruche of satin ribbon or fringe, crimson colour.
"The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850" by Unknown
This gown, which exactly fitted her shapely figure, she put on, and around her neck and wrists she placed soft and delicate ruching.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Steering southwards, they passed the mouth of the Ruche river.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
In a few days, the ruche was depopulated.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir

In news:

Ken Ruch of George Didden Greenhouses Inc in Hatfield says the Waterloo Gardens situation… (CLEM MURRAY / Staff ).
Hot Sale Cool Strapless Ruched Flowers Multi- layered Chiffon Sweep Train Wedding Dress Shopping Cart.
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Despite its relatively simple-looking form, the Ruché is a highly labor-intensive piece of furniture, requiring a diverse range of craftspeople and talents.
Ruching can also give you a very elegant look if you like a dressier style for the beach or pool.
Enlarge Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian RUCH, OREGON.
Ruch received his doctorate in literature from Duke.
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Brother Charles Sammons.
John Ruch's well-documented and succinctly written article about Jeffrey Herman's campaign treasurer raised serious concerns about both the candidate and the treasurer.
Gazette Photo by John Ruch The houses at 387 (left) and 381 Hyde Park Ave are being sold as tear-downs for possible redevelopment.
Steve Vitangeli of Canton, Brian Ruch of Wadsworth, David Forrer of Columbus and Scott Yanek of Leetonia, the bride's brother.
Layer in texture and dimension with this ruched silk sham .
Layer in texture and dimension with this ruched silk sham.
Its square-cut neckline, ruching around the bust and draped skirt are flattering.
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Firefighters treat a woman lying on Greenough Avenue at Centre Street after she was struck by a car while walking on the morning of Feb 15.

In science:

P. Ruch, J. Wakeling, Y.-C. Zhang, The Interactive Minority Game: Instructions for Experts. preprint cond-mat/0208310 (2002). 26. J. D. Farmer, Market force, ecology, and evolution. Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 98-12-117 (1998); Ind.
The Interactive Minority Game: a Web-based investigation of human market interactions