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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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ROUSLE, v. Also rousel, roosle, roussil. Sc. forms and usages of Eng. rustle. To strike, beat, belabour. Ppl.n. rouslin', a beating, in phr. to gie a rooselin. Ppl.adj. rooslin, of the wind: fresh, strong (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); of persons: bustling, cheerfully active (Bwk. 1825 Jam., roussilin). Cf. U.S. rustle, to bestir oneself. [ruzl, rusl]Dmf. 1834 H. Johnston Poems 18:
Some ither fool may rousel thee, And fell thee wi' a treadle tree.

[Variant form of rustle, Mid.Eng. rous(t)le. For the meaning cf. the sim. development in Reesle, q.v.]

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