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brustle


brustle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brustle  \Brus"tle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brustled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Brustling}.]  [OE.  brustlien  and  brastlien  AS  brastlian 
  fr  berstan  to  burst,  akin  to  G.  prasseln  to  crackle.  See 
  {Burst},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  crackle;  to  rustle,  as  a  silk  garment.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  show  of  fierceness  or  defiance;  to  bristle. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  brustle  up},  to  bristle  up  [Obs.]  --Otway. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brustle  \Brus"tle\,  n. 
  A  bristle.  [Obs.  or  Prov.]  --Chaucer.