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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  is  coming;  I  hear  his  straw  rustle.  --Shak. 
 
  Prouder  than  rustling  in  unpaid-for  silk.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  stir  about  energetically;  to  strive  to  succeed;  to 
  bustle  about  [Slang,  Western  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rustling 
  adj  :  characterized  by  soft  sounds;  "a  murmurous  brook";  "a 
  soughing  wind  in  the  pines";  "a  slow  sad  susurrous 
  rustle  like  the  wind  fingering  the  pines"-  R.P.Warren 
  [syn:  {murmurous},  {soughing},  {susurrous}] 
  n  1:  the  stealing  of  cattle 
  2:  the  light  noise  like  the  noise  of  silk  clothing  or  leaves 
  blowing  in  the  wind  [syn:  {rustle},  {whisper},  {whispering}] 




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