• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ruffer a coarse heckle for flax
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In literature:

This has been studied by Elliot Smith, Wood Jones, Ruffer and Rietti.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
Sterilise a glass vessel, shaped as in a Ruffer's or Woodhead's flask, in the hot-air oven.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In news:

Ruth Anna Ruffer , 85, of Archbold, died unexpectedly Friday morning at the Archbold Hospital.
Ruffer was born in Muscatine, Iowa on July 31, 1921, the daughter of the late William H and Myrtle (Haine) Eiler.
On June 6, 1942 she married Vern L Ruffer .