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hackle

[′hak·əl]
(textiles)
A board studded with long, thin wire brushes and used for hackling.
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He is wearing large hackle arm bustles and in his hands he holds a pair of fancy dance twirlers which have been popular with fancy dancers for decades.
Hackles raised means an adrenaline surge, which means he is in an excited state.
Alternatively, ask the man behind the counter to put together a selection of materials and implements - a vice, hackle pliers, bucktails, hackles and various skins.
This cosmetic misappropriation of essential fly-tying material has raised the hackles of countless anglers who lost access to it.
or that one, mouth gaping, hackles of coarsened hair riding the bony
The ex-troopers, now fusiliers with their brand new cap badges and red and white hackles, never had to buy a drink.
But it's been Kimball's so-far-failed attempts to play catch up in the money-raising department that's raising the eyebrows and hackles of Republicans.
Prices for some packages of the distinctive feathers, known as hackles, have soared from $60 (BD22) to $400 (BD150) as supplies have dwindled for a product that takes roosters one year to grow.
And my hackles were raised yet again - damn those sensitive hackles - by an announcement on my train home earlier this week.
A few years ago the NY Choreographic Institute raised hackles because it proclaimed that choreography could not be taught.
At the moment, soldiers in the two Scots TA battalions wear a mixture of hackles, reflecting the recruiting areas from where they were drawn.
Benizri raised left-wing hackles last month by arguing in a plenum debate that a series of earthquakes that recently hit Israel were the result of the Jewish state's laws permitting sodomy.