Just then there was a rustling under the table and Jackson lifted the tablecloth and peered underneath.
After some rustling and a long delay, an awkward Cecilia finally appeared.
Just then there was a rustling under the table and Jackson lifted the tablecloth.
Carl could hear a rustling in the women's end of the dressing-room tent.
Almost immediately there was a rustling and whispering in the corridor.
"Oh no," said the fairy, rustling her wings in some displeasure.
A light wind had risen, rustling the firs and spruces above his head.
He drew a long breath, for there was a heavy, rustling sound above, as if the man on the roof was altering his position.
Hearing a rustling sound, they looked, and saw Bianca moving to the door.
Then Kate, with a laugh, said something which Philip did not catch, because Csar was rustling the newspaper he was reading.
"to emit soft, rapid sounds," late 14c. (implied in rustling), of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative (cf. Middle Low German ruschen, Middle Dutch ruusscen, German rauschen "to rustle"). Related: Rustled; rustling. Meaning "steal" (especially cattle) first attested 1882, probably from earlier American English slang sense of "move about vigorously" (1844), perhaps a separate word, compounded from rush and hustle.
1759, from rustle (v.).
[origin unknown; perhaps fr rush plus hustle]