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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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]
      n 1: the stealing of cattle
      2: the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves
         blowing in the wind [syn: rustle, whisper, whispering]