riffler

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

riffler (plural rifflers)

  1. A mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material.
  2. A curved file used in carving wood and marble.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

riffler

  1. to decimate
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      le plat pays { [] fut tout rifflé
      the flat land was decimated

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