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hackle

(hăk′əl)
n.
1. Any of the long, slender, often glossy feathers on the neck of a bird, especially a male fowl.
2. hackles The erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, especially of a dog.
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MPs overwhelmingly believe that the public views heckling and MPs who heckle with disdain.
Queen tribute act Dios Salve a la Reina have been booked to play on the Mathew Street stage and Mr Heckle is confident the band will keep fans of the Mathew Street Festival happy.
Heckles can range from the odd grunt to cynical laughter, the poignant raspberry, awkward comment or the full torrent of abuse/ sarcasm/ cutting outbursts.
Mr Heckle added: "We contacted them and invited them along.
Mr Heckle said: "Andreas has played here before, including at last year's festival with the Clube Big Beatles tribute band.
com/2012/06/15/statements-from-the-daily-caller-regarding-exchange-in-white-house-rose-garden/) said in a statement that he believed Obama was wrapping up his speech and that his motive was not to heckle the president.
Ms Baird was introduced at a press conference in the Adelphi hotel by Cavern City Tours boss Bill Heckle - who runs the Mathew Street festival and first started working on plans for a Beatles hotel in Liverpool a decade ago.
It's a question of free speech and people should be allowed to heckle when they like as long as they're not heckling every line.
color) The Lakers' Gary Payton (20) draws a foul on Charlie Ward at Madison Square Garden, where fans didn't heckle Kobe Bryant.
Bill Heckle, chairman of Cavern City Tours, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity to spread the name of the Beatles and the Cavern Club around the world.
COMEDIAN Johnny Vegas has told the Echo he WANTS people to heckle him at his Cardiff show tomorrow night.
I've always looked young so people assume that if they heckle me, I'll break down in tears, which isn't necessarily true.