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ha kuhl

  • n  long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
  • v  comb with a heckle

  • The trip was a success, even though Prince Philip managed to raise a highland hackle or two.
  • To catch its hackle-raising horrors, Twentieth Century searched around Europe last spring, out of a ten-mile tangle of celluloid salvaged 2,400 evocative feet, garnished it with an .
  • For a hackle-raising reel or so, the good guys are whiplashed, stomped on and strapped to chairs in a steamy cell of the impregnable Szarhaza prison.
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  • The ‘scandalanche’ & the data-mining
    The “revelations” of National Security Agency data-mining of phone records and Internet use were no news to those who’d been paying attention. It’s only the rest of the Obama “scandalanche” that makes it a hackle-raiser. The data-mining program first started at least seven years ago, under the authorization...
    June 15, 2013 - New York Post

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