rustling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *rustlynge, rustland, from Old English hrīstlende, *hrȳstlende, present participle of Old English *hrȳstlan (to rustle), equivalent to rustle +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

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rustling

  1. present participle of rustle

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rusteling, roustlyge, equivalent to rustle +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

rustling (plural rustlings)

  1. A series of rustles.
    • 2006 March 29, Richard Daughty, 321gold[1]
      I hear a rustling in the bushes off to my right, and my trigger finger spasms.
    • 2009 January 30, Roberta Smith, “Bonnard Late in Life, Searching for the Light”, in New York Times[2]:
      The time in the paintings is also deepened by furtive movements and rustlings, mostly thanks to Bonnard’s figures.

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