Search Result for "rustling":
1. the stealing of cattle;
2. a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind;
[syn: rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering]
1. characterized by soft sounds;
- Example: "a murmurous brook"
- Example: "a soughing wind in the pines"
- Example: "a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
[syn: murmurous, rustling, soughing, susurrous]
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. [1913 Webster] He is coming; I hear his straw rustle. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.] [1913 Webster] 3. To steal; -- used of livestock and esp. of cattle. [PJC] To rustle up To gather or find by searching; as, to rustle up some food for supper. [PJC]