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Word: hackles

Definition: hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise


Sentences Containing 'hackles'

This raised Madras' hackles and the dispute continued.

More Vocab Words

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::: adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
::: sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
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