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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rus·tle /ˈrʌsəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rus·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rustled p. pr. & vb. n. Rustling ]
 1. 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.
 2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rus·tle, v. t. To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rus·tle, n. A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling.
    When the noise of a torrent, the rustle of a wood, the song of birds, or the play of lambs, had power to fill the attention, and suspend all perception of the course of time.   --Idler.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves
          blowing in the wind [syn: rustling, whisper, whispering]
      v 1: make a dry crackling sound; "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves
           were rustling in the breeze"
      2: take illegally; "rustle cattle" [syn: lift]