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- n. porcupine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Porcupine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as porcupine.
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When we return, will a tale unfold whose lightest word will harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, make they two eyes like stars start from their spheres, thy knotted and combined locks to part and each particular hair to stand on end like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
Because "done" is a misnomer around here, the ever-fabulous team of taraoshea (graphic design) and porpentine (back-end code) are hard at work preparing a redesign for SeananMcGuire.com, aka, "my website."
Aye aksd teh Pipchunk, adn hym haz ah fren, teh heggiipiggul, huz gotz ah cuzin en Jermanii, diz fien, beeg, porpentine….adn ennywai, teh porpentine sez dat hym gnu ah gnome, wut maeks teh majekal birfdai baux prezzies,……
Then armed with a sword, gun, battledore, or an armful of bricks to throw, and uttering sadistic cries, Adam would pursue him round and round the room, driving him from refuge to refuge, until almost beside himself with rage and terror, he crouched junglelike with ears flattened back and porpentine hair.
He wanted something along the lines of "Thy knotted and combined locks to part, and each particular quill to stand on end like quills upon the fretful porpentine" but didn't think he could carry it off and didn't like the hedgehog reference.
Especially is she noted for the introduction of certain novelties in the business, such as combing Hortensio's noddle with a three-legged stool, a proceeding well calculated to make each particular hair stand on end "like quills upon the fretful porpentine."
Quills, stops of various, 248. upon the porcupine, 131. upon the porpentine, 131.
If you installed a genuine Heritage Belmonte Close Coupled WC and Landscape Cistern (£98), for example, would you stick it all over with sucker-ended toy arrows, like the fretful porpentine, just because the glazed earthenware surface is such a welcome host?
You’ve got more friends than quills upon the fretful porpentine.
“Like quills upon the fretful _porpentine_”, this being the earlier, and in Shakespeare’s time the more common form of the word [e.g. “the _purpentines_ nature” (Puttenham,