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- v. Present participle of rustle.
- n. A series of rustles.
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- adj. characterized by soft sounds
- n. the stealing of cattle
- n. a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
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The other rustling is some outside gang, I 'm sure.
Down-stairs she met Mrs. William, splendid in rustling black silk, her broad, rubicund face smiling, overflowing with apologies and welcomes, which Joscelyn cut short coldly.
Lapland snow-birds, in rustling bunches, rose up from almost under our horses 'hoofs.
"You mean that you were collecting moths?" said Archie dubiously, as he recalled the rustling sounds he had heard below the veranda that night.
"I run down to see what it was," he said, referring to the rustling in the woods, "and see a 300 lb. bear with a bird feeder in his mouth.
The "rustling" of cattle was very common in Arizona in these days.
They get few calves, are lazy, and have not the "rustling" spirit.
Every member of the outfit assisted in "rustling" the camp and the food.
As they cantered across the prairie, on which the snow was like dry sand and only about an inch deep, they could see bands of their cattle here and there pawing the snow off the grass, or "rustling" for their fodder, as the cowmen call it.
There were jets of lurid red light in some places, which disappeared and came again; while there being a dead calm after the storm, the adventurers heard a kind of rustling sound in the distance, faint and almost imperceptible, and yet believed to be the rush of the air in the sphere of the phenomenon.