verb (used without object), rus·tled, rus·tling.
verb (used with object), rus·tled, rus·tling.
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Origin of rustle
OTHER WORDS FROM rustlerus·tling·ly, adverbun·rus·tling, adjective
Words nearby rustle
Example sentences from the Web for rustle
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors survived by assuming every rustle in the grasses was a lurking hungry lion, not harmless birds hunting for seeds.
They would rustle and tussle it for like three minutes and that was it!OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time|Kevin Fallon|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prepared with paper to rustle, rice to shake, and water to ripple.
In her hand she held a silk map of the region, given to agents to avoid the giveaway rustle of paper in pockets.World War II’s Most Glamorous Spy: Christine Granville|Emma Garman|July 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If I can rustle horses I'll send these two boys on home, with a note to the old man explaining how the play came up.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
But the fronds of a palm-tree in the wind produce a noise that is unlike the rustle of any other foliage in the world.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
And before he had finished smiling, over the parquet floor behind him there came the light rustle of a dress.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The faint rustle of the Black Hood's cape caused the messenger on the ground to look up.
There was a rustle of expectancyupon the girls side, at leastat Assembly on Monday morning.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison