We saw many small animals, such as porcupines
, a scaly ant-eater, and a wild pig, piebald in color and with long curved tusks.
He had waited too often and futilely in the past for porcupines
to unroll, to waste any more time.
Well, don't make a porcupine
of yourself, it isn't becoming.
I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine
quills round an Indian moccasin.
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.
Among the broken mealies we found the body of a very old man, as full of assegai wounds as a porcupine
Perhaps Ikki the Porcupine
had told him; but he said to Mowgli when they were deep in the jungle, as the boy lay with his head on Bagheera's beautiful black skin, "Little Brother, how often have I told thee that Shere Khan is thy enemy?
Each distant thicket seemed a strange porcupine
with quills of flame.
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
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.
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.
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.