Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Rustling'
adj : characterized by soft sounds; "a murmurous brook"; "a
soughing wind in the pines"; "a slow sad susurrous
rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
[syn: murmurous, soughing, susurrous]
- the stealing of cattle
- the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind [syn: rustle, whisper, whispering]
- Rustle \Rus"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rustled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rustling.] [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to
stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.]
- To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves. He is coming; I hear his straw rustle. --Shak. Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk. --Shak.
- To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Rustling'
Cattle raiding is the act of stealing livestock. In Australia, such stealing is often referred to as duffing, and the person as a duffer. In North America, especially in cowboy culture, cattle theft is dubbed rustling and an individual who engages in it is a rustler.
Historically the act of cattle rustling is quite ancient with the first suspected raids conducted over seven thousand years ago.
Cattle raids play an important part in Indo-European mythology, see for example Táin Bó Cúailnge (Irish), the Rigvedic Panis (India), and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, who steals the cows of Apollo (Greece). These myths are often paired with myths of the abduction of women (compare Helen, Sita, Saranyu, The Rape of the Sabine Women). Abduction of women and theft of lifestock were practiced in many of the world's pre-urbanised cultures, the former likely reaching back to the Paleolithic, and the latter to the earliest domestication of animals in the Neolithic.[See more about Rustling at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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