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hackles

the hairs over the neck and back that are elevated by arrector pili muscles in response to fright or anger. A mechanism to threaten opponents, perhaps by appearing larger.

hackles feathers
the feathers of the dorsal cervical tract of the domestic fowl that cover the dorsal and lateral parts of the neck. In the rooster they are often large and colorful and are erected as a sign of aggression.
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this past January, I had a chance to talk to Bill Keough of Keough Hackles in Mendon, Mich.
I'm not a trendsetter, I'm not a hair fashion designer, I'm a chicken farmer," said Keough, who raises about 25,000 roosters with the desired hackles.
The feather extensions are decorated with colored hackles instead of floral feathers.
But Army chiefs now want them all to wear a purple hackle in a bid to promote unity.
The report raises the hackles of some zoo professionals.
A recent accounting change involving shareholders' interest has raised the hackles of private companies and threatens to put them at a competitive disadvantage with their public rivals--though the immediate threat of the change has been removed.
Ohio Governor Taft's anticipated proposal to increase the state beer tax has raised hackles at Miller Brewing Co.
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environmental group has raised hackles in the farming community by publicizing information farmers are used to considering private.
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