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riff
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  • —I repeat, are you not ashamed, to mix with such riff-raff?
  • Drawn up haughtily, with her head held high, she gazed at the "riff-raff," with scornful curiosity.
  • She arranged her cloak with hands that trembled with anger as she waited for the "riff-raff" to go.

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  • The term, riff, was popularized by a Charlie Parker song.
  • And when the piano riff at the start of the New Pornographers’ "Challengers" kicks in, I know I’ve put myself in good hands.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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