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.

2.

To make a show of fireceness or defiance; to bristle.

[Obs.]

To brustle up, to bristle up. [Obs.]

Otway.

 

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Brus"tle, n.

A bristle.

[Obs. or Prov.]

Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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