He had waited too often and futilely in the past for porcupines
to unroll, to waste any more time.
He's different from a reg'lar porcupine
, because he can throw his quills in any direction, which an American porcupine
In this way, they hovered round him, feathering him with arrows, as he reared and plunged about, until he was bristled all over like a porcupine
This usually consists of a gray surcoat and leggins of the dressed skin of the antelope, resembling chamois leather, and embroidered with porcupine
quills brilliantly dyed.
Each distant thicket seemed a strange porcupine
with quills of flame.
Well, don't make a porcupine
of yourself, it isn't becoming.
He was a shortish gentleman, with very stiff black hair cut in the porcupine
or blacking-brush style, and standing stiff and straight all over his head; his aspect was pompous and threatening; his manner was peremptory; his eyes were sharp and restless; and his whole bearing bespoke a feeling of great confidence in himself, and a consciousness of immeasurable superiority over all other people.
It began when the winter Rains failed almost entirely, and Ikki, the Porcupine
, meeting Mowgli in a bamboo-thicket, told him that the wild yams were drying up.
He, indeed, ignorant that the still hour, a cloudless moon, and an open lattice, had revealed to me the secret of his selfish love and false friendship, would have continued smooth and complaisant as ever; but I grew spiny as a porcupine
, and inflexible as a blackthorn cudgel; I never had a smile for his raillery, never a moment for his society; his invitations to take coffee with him in his parlour were invariably rejected, and very stiffly and sternly rejected too; his jesting allusions to the directress (which he still continued) were heard with a grim calm very different from the petulant pleasure they were formerly wont to excite.
She gets more and more like a porcupine
It was trimmed with a twist of buff ribbon and a cluster of black and orange porcupine
quills, which hung or bristled stiffly over one ear, giving her the quaintest and most unusual appearance.
Finding at last, however, that, although I had been all this time a very porcupine
or hedgehog, bristling all over with determination, I had effected nothing, it began to occur to me that perhaps Dora's mind was already formed.