riffle vs rifle

riffle rifle

Definitions

  • 1) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed. Also one of the cleats, grooves or steps in such trough.
  • 2) The act of shuffling cards; the sound made while shuffling cards.
  • 3) A quick skim through the pages of a book.
  • 4) A succession of small waves.
  • 5) A fast-flowing, shallow part of a stream causing broken water.
  • 6) A stretch of choppy water caused by such a shoal or sandbar; a rapid.
  • 7) A groove or block in such a lining.
  • 8) In mining, the sectional stone or wood bottom lining of a sluice, arranged for trapping mineral particles, as of gold.
  • 9) A wave or ripple in such water.
  • 10) A rocky shoal or sandbar lying just below the surface of a waterway.
  • 11) Games The act or an instance of shuffling cards.
  • 12) Local, U. S. A ripple in a stream or current of water; also, a place where the water ripples, as on a shallow rapid.
  • 13) (Mining) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called ripple.
  • 14) shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
  • 15) A piece of plank placed transversely in, and fastened to the bottom of, a fish-ladder.
  • 16) A ripple, as upon the surface of water; hence, a rapid; a place in a stream where a swift current, striking upon rocks, produces a boiling motion in the water.
  • 17) In seal-engraving, a very small iron disk at the end of a tool, used to develop a high polish.
  • 18) In mining, the lining of the bottom of a sluice, made of blocks or slats of wood, or stones, arranged in such a manner that chinks are left open between them.
  • 19) transitive To ruffle with a rippling action.
  • 20) transitive To shuffle playing cards by separating the deck in two and sliding the thumbs along the edges of the cards to mix the two parts.
  • 21) intransitive To flow over a fast moving shallow part of a stream.
  • 22) transitive To idly manipulate objects with the fingers.
  • 23) transitive To prepare samples of material using a riffler.
  • 24) transitive To leaf through rapidly.
  • 25) intransitive To skim or flick through the pages of a book.
  • 26) shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
  • 27) To thumb through (the pages of a book, for example).
  • 28) Games To shuffle cards.
  • 29) To flow in rough waves or become choppy, as water.
  • 30) Games To shuffle (playing cards) by holding part of a deck in each hand and raising up the edges before releasing them to fall alternately in one stack.

Definitions

  • 1) A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.
  • 2) A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
  • 3) A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
  • 4) (Mil.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
  • 5) (Mil.) a trench for sheltering sharpshooters.
  • 6) a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
  • 7) A bent stick standing on the butt of the handle of a scythe.
  • 8) An instrument used after the manner of a whetstone for sharpening scythes, and consisting of a piece of wood coated with sharp sand or emery, with a handle at one end.
  • 9) A soldier armed with a rifle: so named at a time when the rifle was not the usual weapon of the infantry: as, the Royal Irish Rifles—that is, the 83d and 86th regiments of British infantry.
  • 10) A firearm or a piece of ordnance having a barrel (or barrels) with a spirally grooved bore.
  • 11) To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.
  • 12) to search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder.
  • 13) To strike something with great power.
  • 14) steal goods; take as spoils
  • 15) go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
  • 16) obsolete To raffle.
  • 17) rare To commit robbery.
  • 18) To strip; to rob; to pillage.
  • 19) To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.
  • 20) To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
  • 21) To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels.

Examples

  • 1) He puts down the pen and uses the free hand to riffle some pages -- But there weren't such bruises in this case?
  • 2) The bay was a dull, tarnished silver, nothing moving out there, no birds, no boats, not even the riffle of wind.
  • 3) And he would smile and say, “Your riffle is imperfect.”
  • 4) The standard way to mix a deck of playing cards—the one used everywhere from casinos to rec rooms—is what is known as a riffle or "dovetail" shuffle.
  • 5) I will stick to the 12 gauge and bolt riffle, that is my comfort zone.
  • 6) The pirogue was still quite firmly settled into the Missouri mud, though in fact it was no worse off than the steamer, grounded for the night on what the river men called a riffle, or sandbar.
  • 7) Underneath this colander-like portion of the long-tom is placed another trough, about ten feet long, the sides six inches, perhaps, in height, which, divided through the middle by a slender slat, is called the riffle-box.
  • 8) Two strips of wood, about an inch square, called riffle-bars, were nailed across the bottom of the cradle-box, one at the middle and the other near the lower end.
  • 9) Then it became clear that here is a key to the phenomena of atmospheric circulation, from the great polar-equatorial maelstrom which manifests itself in the trade-winds to the most circumscribed riffle which is announced as a local storm.
  • 10) Jimmie carried the 'riffle' referred to in Cecelia Anne's text and a handful of blank cartridges.
  • 11) ‘Only a devout rationalist could see the image of the Book of Gospels on the coffin, its pages riffled by unseen fingers - okay, the wind - and not find it eerie.’
  • 12) ‘He hesitated for a brief moment, then picked up his address book and, riffling worn pages, looked up the numbers of his team mates.’
  • 13) ‘He did not look up as a black robed figure plopped itself down on the desk next to the book, and slender fingers played with the edges of the paper, riffling the pages.’
  • 14) ‘Pouching the envelope David took his thumb and slowly riffled the little pad of bills it contained as he held it out for Jack to see.’
  • 15) ‘He riffled through a few pages, his eyes quickly following the lines.’
  • 16) ‘A few days ago, I was riffling through the more obscure volumes on Tchaikovsky held by Cambridge University and, when the dust settled, I found a highly instructive story about the Fifth Symphony.’
  • 17) ‘While Romi riffled through the address book, little Siddharth butted in with the numbers.’
  • 18) ‘He picked up the first one, riffled through the pages, sighed with contentment and moved on to the next one, then the next.’
  • 19) ‘So she decided to create a book in which ‘his past and present could be collated and given to him - to riffle through, see, read and preserve.’’
  • 20) ‘I'd sit down with Rick or Barry and make them riffle through the book of their choice.’
  • 21) ‘It'll be nice to open the parcel and riffle through the pages of a new book.’
  • 22) ‘‘Okay, well, everything is in order,’ he said, riffling through a few papers, ‘You may go for homeroom.’’
  • 23) ‘I pointed to the porcelain-faced queen on whatever news channel he was watching: she was riffling through her papers with an air of slightly frantic boredom.’
  • 24) ‘With a murmur of thanks he took it from me and began rapidly riffling through the pages until he came to ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle.’’
  • 25) ‘‘My fee for bringing you food,’ he explained as he plopped on his bed and began riffling through a stack of papers.’
  • 26) ‘He sat up suddenly and turned to jack, who was riffling through some papers on his desk.’
  • 27) ‘If you happen to notice someone riffling through the fuchsia pages of La Gazzetta dello Sport, you're in luck.’
  • 28) ‘Each student riffles through the day's recipes, contained in a dark green Raffles Culinary Academy file folder, as Chef Charlie's assistant gets a massive pot of water boiling on a gas-fired hob about a meter in front of the class seats.’
  • 29) ‘Oh, I read a lot of excerpts, saw a play or two, took in the movie Shakespeare in Love and riffled through King Lear enough to realize he was no relation (having only daughters).’
  • 30) ‘I riffled through a book called ‘The Book of Shadows’ by Lady Sheba.’
  • 31) ‘Katie crept up the stairs to her room and quickly riffled through her desk drawer to find her wallet.’
  • 32) ‘He rubbed a weary hand over his face and turned towards the small kitchen where he riffled through the fridge, searching for something, anything, that was edible.’
  • 33) ‘Should we worry that the government will be riffling through public and commercial databases in search of suspicious activity?’
  • 34) ‘Her costume changes - including fetish boots and a military cap for ‘Pure Pleasure Seeker’ - have the deranged playfulness of a girl riffling through a dressing-up box.’
  • 35) ‘The morning of the wedding we're in Grace Brothers riffling through the racks.’
  • 36) ‘She finishes rehearsal, returns to her rented atelier in Chelsea and riffles through her (mostly Canadian) collection of music.’
  • 37) ‘Track-suited women riffled through the mounds of wild mushrooms, checking for tiny worms.’
  • 38) ‘I always riffle through the pile of packages looking for the rump cuts, which are among the smaller and paler slices and are made up of three muscles, each one separated by a fine membrane.’
  • 39) ‘Hey, I'll just go back to riffling through your kitchen while you guys talk.’
  • 40) ‘‘And I will,’ Eliza insisted, riffling through her closet.’
  • 41) ‘Two senior security staff at Finnish telco Sonera have been remanded in custody, charged with breaching customer privacy by allegedly riffling through private telephone records in an attempt to identify an internal mole.’
  • 42) ‘And then, just remember that before you know it, you'll be hitting the back-to-school sales and riffling through the sweaters you have stored in the attic.’
  • 43) ‘He pulls out a drawer beside me, and starts riffling through it, obviously he doesn't find what he's looking for, because he slams the drawer a moment later and opens the one below it.’
  • 44) ‘You see it over and over again; an administrator suspects a machine has been hacked and starts riffling through the file system looking for anything out of the ordinary.’
  • 45) ‘Kina continued riffling through the box, extracting song, poems, pieces of the past she'd never throw away despite the pain and resentment that clung to them.’
  • 46) ‘‘Any title you want, we can get you,’ Min boasted, riffling through a box of pirated game CDs wrapped in plastic.’
  • 47) ‘Instead, she was riffling through a pile of multi-colored clothes.’
  • 48) ‘Thieves attacked a man on crutches in front of his teenage daughter, knocking him to the ground and riffling thorough his pockets in a Hanworth street last week.’
  • 49) ‘I riffled though my wardrobe (most of the costumes used are from my wardrobe) and found a 1960s sundress, totally perfect for Lee Krasner on holiday.’
  • 50) ‘He was walking that day head down, abstracted in his notecards, noticing neither the fineness of the weather, the unevenness of the pavement, or the breeze riffling the surface of the river beneath the bridge.’
  • 51) ‘Colombian President Andres Pastrana, a light breeze riffling his silvered hair, steps forward to accept this generous gift from the American people.’
  • 52) ‘Down below, tiny fiddler crabs raced along the mud, the males each waving an oversized pincer as minnows and larger fish riffled the water's surface.’
  • 53) ‘I could feel the blow in my gut and kidneys, sheer panic, creeping up my back and riffling the hair on my scalp.’
  • 54) ‘So a current of anxiety riffled the air at ‘Hair.’’
  • 55) ‘The bright sun shines in a cloudless sky, and a light breeze riffles the clear waters of an open pool in the sea ice of McMurdo Sound.’
  • 56) ‘A calm surface favors the finesse of a dogwalker, and a riffled surface suggests the increased commotion of a chugger or a slush-type plug rigged with propellers.’
  • 57) ‘He compares this to the winnowing of grains in a sieve, or the sorting of pebbles riffled by the tide: it is as if there were a kind of attraction of like to like.’
  • 58) ‘The indios picked up their children in the plaza beyond and shook them with joy; cool wind riffled clean cyan cotton blouses.’
  • 59) ‘From their nesting sites in the Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world, these graceful giants of the sky fly along the canyon's rim and come so close you can hear the breeze riffling through their feathers.’
  • 60) ‘They may riffle or strip too high and, again, inadvertently expose cards allowing you to know their approximate location.’
  • 61) ‘Faintly, though not frequently, a riffle of doubt perturbs Krugman's chipmunk paeans to the Clinton Age.’
  • 62) ‘In the Pacific Northwest, several species of Pacific salmon grow in the riffles of cold-flowing rivers far from the sea.’
  • 63) ‘Emerald-headed mallards bob alongside kayakers in the river's riffles of whitewater.’
  • 64) ‘This boat is fun in a class 1 riffle, and once you get the hang of it, you can use it to run up to class 3 rapids.’
  • 65) ‘The channel morphology was characterized by alternating riffle, run, and pool segments that averaged 10-15 m in length.’
  • 66) ‘They added more than 20 riffle weirs, 15 post vanes, and 80,000 willows to slow water down, protect streambanks, increase habitat and raise the water table.’
  • 67) ‘Sampling reaches were selected to include riffle habitats with substrate composed primarily of cobble, gravel, and boulder.’
  • 68) ‘One minute you're in a sharp, spluttering, stony riffle, and then you're in a swift, frictionless, swirling run, or in a deep slow pool of long vowels and slow consonants.’
  • 69) ‘Given their natural size advantage, salmon are competitively dominant and increase the proportion of trout occupying riffle habitat, whereas trout have little effect on habitat selection by salmon.’
  • 70) ‘The stream has now become nothing more than a sediment sluice with rock pools filled-in with sand and gravel, and former riffle reaches submerged in sediment.’
  • 71) ‘We limited our selection of sites to approximately second to fourth order streams, and selected sites with naturally-occurring riffle zones having gravel-cobble-boulder substrate.’
  • 72) ‘At night, some subdominant fish can be observed in pool and riffle margins, although numbers are low relative to the number of fish active by day.’
  • 73) ‘The mild rapids turn to riffles and become fewer and fewer from here to the takeout.’
  • 74) ‘The ore itself had to be weathered before sluicing in a process similar to gold placering, in which dirt was washed through sluice boxes so that heavier elements-like gold and sapphires-dropped to the bottom and became lodged in riffles.’
  • 75) ‘For example, if the reach containing the section fished was of high gradient with a predominance of riffles, then the section sampled reflected that character by including a predominance of riffles.’
  • 76) ‘Sampling locations were selected based on suitable habitat consisting of gravel and cobble substrates associated with riffles and runs and, to a large extent, accessibility.’
  • 77) ‘We clambered over mossy boulders beneath a canopy of big-leaf maple, bay, and fir, and covered six-tenths of a mile of sparkling riffles and cascades.’
  • 78) ‘Chub are stream fish, and like other soft-rayed species, are common in more turbulent riffles and races to which they are displaced by predation risk.’
  • 79) ‘A rainbow stud, resplendent in his best dress uniform, stakes out and defends his riffle against all invaders, threatening would-be rivals with vicious fin-to-fin combat.’
  • 80) ‘This meant behind rocks and other obstructions; beneath undercut banks; in or near the riffles, where the surface is ruffled and opaque; at the inside corners of those meanders; or in the shade of overhanging sagebrush or willows.’
  • 81) ‘We look hopefully at markings on our map like Pablo's Rapid and Dead Man Rapid, but they prove to be little more than riffles and a slight acceleration in the current.’

Examples

  • 1) Yes | No | Report from sarg wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago kudukid, you are some what correct, but remember, a rifle is a lot stronger than a revolver, as stated, the back strap is the weakest point on a revolver, due to the rear sight at rear of strap, and flame cut at front of strap.
  • 2) Second, the rifle is as you see it here — not a mark, not a scratch, not a ding, despite considerable use.
  • 3) About 30 seconds after opening the shipping case at my local gunshop, however, and in direct contrast to the hand-written notes on the order form in the case, I noted the action on the rifle is a short action.
  • 4) Jim in NC -- As long as a rifle is accurate and has a good trigger, Dave will like it no matter how much or little it costs.
  • 5) So that Weaterby 300WSM, sub moa rifle is my favorite round and rifle for Wapiti, though the new Browning is also making a stron case for my field time.
  • 6) ‘If you might have to fire a rifle or shotgun indoors, keep your hearing protection near the gun.’
  • 7) ‘If infantry attacks on foot, defending troops cut off infantry from tanks and destroy it with machine-gun and automatic rifle fire.’
  • 8) ‘For many of the British the battle resembled Mons: determined infantry assaults prepared by heavy shellfire, met with accurate rifle fire.’
  • 9) ‘Officers believe all five victims were shot at random from a distance with high-velocity bullets probably fired by a rifle.’
  • 10) ‘With the exception of handguns that fire rifle cartridges, copper fouling isn't a big problem for handgunners.’
  • 11) ‘Several Kalashnikov assault rifles were found at the scene.’
  • 12) ‘The new Remington 710 is a moderately priced, entry-level, bolt-action hunting rifle.’
  • 13) ‘Imagine firing a high-powered rifle in a mountainous area; people within five kilometers of the shot would hear it.’
  • 14) ‘Police officers carrying semi-automatic rifles rode the capital's Metro subway trains.’
  • 15) ‘Drummond hobbled off, returning with a cigar in his mouth and an automatic rifle in his hands.’
  • 16) ‘Senators like Jean Carnahan went out of their way to brandish their hunting rifles.’
  • 17) ‘At this time, the Marine Corps began to stress rifle marksmanship.’
  • 18) ‘Squeeze or squeezing of the trigger is the third element of rifle marksmanship.’
  • 19) ‘Berlitz heard two rifle shots at his back and braced himself for the pain.’
  • 20) ‘I used to be a pretty decent rifle shot when I was at camp.’
  • 21) ‘Another development applied to both handgun and rifle bullets is a " bonding " process.’
  • 22) ‘Maurice snorted, moving the cloth up and down the gleaming rifle barrel.’
  • 23) ‘By today's standards, the Winchester 1886 was a huge rifle weighing about nine pounds.’
  • 24) ‘With scope and the supplied nylon sling, the empty rifle weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces.’
  • 25) ‘We pondered and poured over catalogs until we knew every rifle then available.’
  • 26) ‘Prussian military rifles first mounted sword bayonets in 1787 and the armies of most other countries followed suit over the following 30 or 40 years.’
  • 27) ‘Johnston initially intended to create a black battalion that would include a Mobile company comprising Gilmer's rifles and additional troops.’
  • 28) ‘On the Moroccan side, security services with shotguns and rifles with fixed bayonets have met migrant workers.’
  • 29) ‘The term is, however, also correctly applied to heavy rifled ordnance of the howitzer class used for coastal defence by some nations, though few ever saw use in 1939-45.’
  • 30) ‘All Gamo air rifles have a rifled steel barrel, trigger safety and spring-piston action and are grooved for a scope.’
  • 31) ‘From the mid-19th century all military weapons had rifled barrels and the term rifle was restricted to the long-barrelled weapon of the infantryman.’
  • 32) ‘Every Rossi rifle barrel is button rifled for maximum accuracy.’
  • 33) ‘The caliber was 16-gauge and the barrel was rifled with lands and grooves that ran straight as an arrow from breech to muzzle.’
  • 34) ‘Yes, you can fire lead bullets in the S&W's conventionally rifled barrel.’
  • 35) ‘Over the next fifteen years, he invented and developed bronze boat guns, heavy smoothbore shell guns, and rifled ordnance.’
  • 36) ‘The barrel can be rifled and this rifling causes the projectile to spin, increasing its accuracy.’
  • 37) ‘The barrel has a rifled choke that shoots bullets exceedingly well, but still produces useful shot patterns, perfect for aerial trick shooting.’
  • 38) ‘The 1008B has a rifled steel barrel and a fully adjustable rear sight.’
  • 39) ‘Shorter handgun-length barrels are rifled through a cutting process known as broaching.’
  • 40) ‘Since it has a conventionally rifled barrel and fully supports the cartridge case, it is an ideal tool for investigating a new handloading challenge’
  • 41) ‘The barrel is rifled 1: 54-inches, with a very nice internal finish, testified to by smooth loading and easy cleanup.’
  • 42) ‘Anschutz barrels are button rifled, target crowned, and chambered to minimum dimensions.’
  • 43) ‘According to the Scanalyzers, it lacks rifled grooves of any sort in the barrel.’
  • 44) ‘And their weapons were grooved, or rifled, to spin the ball for greater accuracy.’
  • 45) ‘All that, plus its finely rifled .177 caliber barrel, contribute a lot to this pistol's terrific precision.’
  • 46) ‘The SAS Slug Gun has a rifled 22-inch barrel with cantilever scope base.’
  • 47) ‘Rossi Firearm's fully rifled slug gun is button rifled, equipped with factory porting and features TruGlo sights.’
  • 48) ‘They too either were smooth bored or rifled and had a range up to a 1,000 yds.’
  • 49) ‘He was high on some passes and rifled the ball too hard on some short routes.’
  • 50) ‘Dixon concentrated on quick-recovering skills of the goalkeepers as he constantly rifled the ball from angles.’
  • 51) ‘Jamie Barrow concluded the scoring when he scampered onto Smith's pass to rifle the ball past Knowles.’
  • 52) ‘However, he got a second bite of the cherry and this time made no mistake, rifling the ball in off the base of the post.’
  • 53) ‘Jose Reyes makes a diagonal run into the box from the left wing, Thierry Henry pokes a brilliant pass into his path and the young Spaniard rifles the ball into the side-netting.’
  • 54) ‘Esteban Cambiasso rifles the ball into the net for Inter, but the referee had already blown for a foul by Christian Vieri.’
  • 55) ‘He could rifle that ball to the outside as fast as anybody.’
  • 56) ‘Steve Oleksewycz rifled the ball into the net in the 14th minute from the narrowest of angles.’
  • 57) ‘Striker Pav Singh picked up the ball down the right channel, shimmied inside, created space past a couple of defenders, and rifled the ball left-footed into the bottom right corner.’
  • 58) ‘Doran rifled the ball past a helpless Loney in the Armagh goal to open up a four-point lead.’
  • 59) ‘He picked up the loose ball, cut inside then out onto his left foot, before rifling the ball past Julian Speroni into the far corner.’
  • 60) ‘Without any effort to disguise his intentions, Eoin Kelly stepped up to calmly rifle the ball to the net.’
  • 61) ‘The winner was scored in the 69th minute when a corner from Giles O'Grady was only half cleared by the Park defence to the edge of their box, and it fell to J P Leahy who rifled the ball inside the near post.’
  • 62) ‘New Reds striker, Barry Patton saw his initial shot blocked, but the rebound fell to Anthony Crawford in the box and he rifled the ball in off the crossbar from 14 yards out.’
  • 63) ‘They got the early goal they required in the 50th minute when a corner taken by Daly was punched clear by Carey but it only reached Jonathan Sparling who rifled the ball to the net.’
  • 64) ‘A minute later the visitors were punished for their miss when Lennon took a pass on the turn and rifled the ball into the right-hand corner to give Monksland the lead.’
  • 65) ‘In the 16th minute, Paul Foley slipped the ball to John Mullane and, in full flight, the De La Salle man rifled the ball to the net.’
  • 66) ‘United's midfielder threatened to shoot with his left, but then turned inside Ben Watson's tackle and rifled the ball into the roof of the net with his right.’
  • 67) ‘Ignoring the supporting Johnny McBride, the Loup player picked out the unmarked Bradley who rifled the ball to the net.’
  • 68) ‘Keeper Robert Moore seemed to have it lowered but somehow lost it and the loose ball was rifled home gleefully by John Coleman.’
  • 69) ‘As the victim, who is partially-sighted, sat helpless in her wheelchair, the men rifled through all the rooms in the house before stealing money from her handbag.’
  • 70) ‘He then managed to keep her occupied while he rifled through the property in search of the cash savings.’
  • 71) ‘Whoever did it was obviously looking for cash because they went through all my possessions and rifled through all the drawers in the house.’
  • 72) ‘One of the robbers stood on the victim's head while the second rifled through his pockets, stealing a credit card and £30 cash.’
  • 73) ‘One man threatened him with the air gun, while the second rifled through his pockets, stealing a Sony mobile phone and a disposable cigarette lighter.’
  • 74) ‘City Prosecutor's Office spokesman Sergei Marchenko said the killer or killers had apparently rifled through Kushnir's possessions, leaving the apartment in disarray.’
  • 75) ‘Inside the bombed-out palace, troops from Attack Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry, rifled through documents and inventoried the building.’
  • 76) ‘He then stood and rifled through the contents, taking cash, while warning the pensioner to ‘keep quiet’ because he ‘had a knife’.’
  • 77) ‘Three intruders who used a variety of ruses to gain entry into sheltered flats in Devizes, rifled through elderly people's belongings leaving such a mess that it is not known if anything was stolen.’
  • 78) ‘An inspector rifled through discarded bin bags outside her home in Openshaw and is believed to have found a handwritten letter which had her name written on it.’
  • 79) ‘The personal invasion is highly unsettling, especially if they have rifled through personal papers or clothing.’
  • 80) ‘A house on the Smalls Road in Warrenpoint was broken into just before 3.40 pm and rifled through.’
  • 81) ‘I'm sure dozens of people have rifled through my diaries over the years.’
  • 82) ‘Thieves forced their way through a garage door, went upstairs and rifled through drawers in the main bedroom.’
  • 83) ‘The men demanded the keys to their new Skoda Octavia car, then locked them both in a downstairs room while they rifled through drawers.’
  • 84) ‘He complained that officers rifled through his wife's underwear drawer.’
  • 85) ‘Meanwhile, an elderly woman was left shocked after a crook claiming to be a district nurse rifled through her purse.’
  • 86) ‘Two cellphone corporations rifled through the electronic files of at least one rival.’
  • 87) ‘They rifled through two handbags and a desk taking all the cash they found, then stole van keys from the hall.’
  • 88) ‘He said that the pair met up and rifled through the sack and Hyland took the euros which they then cashed at a currency exchange in a Post Office in Lancaster.’
  • 89) ‘It is believed the thieves rifle letters for money or anything they can cash in, with birthday cards particular targets.’
  • 90) ‘The 18-year-old thug snatched his victim's bag and rifled his wallet before punching him in the face on the bridge across the River Avon.’
  • 91) ‘Dressed in his Garda tunic, the thief asked the woman for identification and rummaged through her handbag before rifling some cash.’
  • 92) ‘Sure enough, the surveillance set-up soon captured the toff ne'er-do-well rifling Allen's wallet.’
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