My first thought is ripple hair I have seen the devil. Whatever You Do Someone Will Die.
Transitive sense “cause to ripple” is from 1786. Meaning “mark or movement suggestive of a ripple” is from 1843. Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. After the flax was harvested it took considerable effort and a number of specialized tools to separate the fibers from the flax plant in order to spin it into linen thread. Once dry, the flax was rippled to remove the valuable seed heads.
Some of the seed was set aside for planting next year and the rest was pressed for linseed oil. The leftover cakes of pressed seed were used for cattle feed. The four pictured ripples all preform the same function. The massive ripple on the left is almost 3 feet long and a foot wide.