Definition of Rustling

1. Noun. The stealing of cattle.

Generic synonyms: Larceny, Stealing, Theft, Thievery, Thieving
Derivative terms: Rustle



2. Adjective. Characterized by soft sounds. "A slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"
Exact synonyms: Murmurous, Soughing, Susurrous
Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Murmur

3. Noun. A light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind.
Exact synonyms: Rustle, Whisper, Whispering
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Rustle, Rustle

Definition of Rustling

1. Verb. (present participle of rustle) ¹

2. Noun. A series of rustles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rustling

1. rustle [v] - See also: rustle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rustling

rustily
rustiness
rustinesses
rusting
rustings
rustique
rustle
rustle up
rustled
rustler
rustlers
rustles
rustless
rustlessness
rustlike
rustling (current term)
rustlingly
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rustly
rustproof
rustproofed
rustproofing
rustproofs
rustre
rustred
rustres
rusts
rustumite
rusty
rusty blackbird

Literary usage of Rustling

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1. The Black Hills, Or, The Last Hunting Ground of the Dakotahs: A Complete by Annie D. Tallent (1899)
"HORSE-THIEVES AND CATTLE-rustling ON THE NORTHERN FRONTIER. Perhaps the most flourishing and profitable industry carried on in the region lying north and ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"The rustling noise accompanying the ex- FIGS. 8, g, IQ.—Coronas and luminous arcs. periments is analogous to ..."

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