Brustled
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a show of fierceness or defiance; to bristle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{To brustle up}, to bristle up. [Obs.] --Otway. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brustling — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To brustle up — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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