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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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And like all the other dancers featured in this article he is holding a pair of hackle twirlers.
At the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, N.J., this past January, I had a chance to talk to Bill Keough of Keough Hackles in Mendon, Mich., one of the largest fly-tying feather suppliers in the world.
Crescent-Shaped Hackles. The surfaces of most of the horizontal bands described above bear a hackly fracture pattern in which the hackles are oriented vertically, extending from the top to the base of an individual band (Figure 4(a)).
The white plume on a fusilier's beret is called a hackle
Hair Flairs has already bought the bulk of feathers that will be produced in 2012 by Bill Keough at Keough Hackles in southwest Michigan.
The Red Hackle is the feather plume worn on the left of the Tam O'Shanter by troops.
No longer quite the underdog, Vachon can still get up her hackles up when one of her babies--like her Capote film, Infamous, due out in October--is threatened.
As the biggest of SUVs, previous Hummer models raised hackles among environmentalists (as well as highway safety proponents) for their excessive, imposing size and weight as well as their fuel consumption and contribution of polluting emissions.
It raised the hackles of senior politicians, including former foreign secretary Jack Straw, whom he described as "someone more to be liked than admired".
Even the ubiquitous Myers-Briggs test, which seems to be designed to weed out the introverts, raised my hackles. If I'm too shy to interact with my fellow humans, you'll find that out in an interview--so leave my "personality" alone.
Six years ago, the Reporter raised hackles by revealing that a number of the city's most prominent African American ministers were in the same quandary.
The famous red hackles of the Black Watch head-dress bristled amid a crowd of 2,000 in Edinburgh, as veterans marched alongside politicians and the families of soldiers to the sound of pipes and drums.