rustling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rustle \Rus"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rustled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Rustling.] [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to
   stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.]
   1. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the
      rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.
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            He is coming; I hear his straw rustle. --Shak.
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            Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk. --Shak.
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   2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to
      bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.]
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   3. To steal; -- used of livestock and esp. of cattle.
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   To rustle up To gather or find by searching; as, to rustle
      up some food for supper.
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