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synonyms for porcupine

  • backbiter
  • battle-ax
  • bitch
  • carper
  • detractor
  • dragon
  • fire-eater
  • fishwife
  • fury
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • hellion
  • muckraker
  • nag
  • ogress
  • scold
  • she-devil
  • spitfire
  • termagant
  • tigress
  • virago
  • vixen
  • calumniator
  • hell cat
  • reviler
  • she-wolf
  • vituperator
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How to use porcupine in a sentence

After Red Bench, it became a skeleton woods, the trees charred but standing, their bare, blackened trunks rising like porcupine quills across the land.
AT GLACIER’S EDGE, THE FLAMES HAVE ALWAYS COME FOR MY FAMILY CABINJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 20, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Titmice — and one chickadee — have been caught on video tugging hair from dogs, cats, humans, raccoons and even a porcupine.
SCIENTISTS HAVE A NEW WORD FOR BIRDS STEALING ANIMAL HAIRJAIME CHAMBERSAUGUST 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Soon after, Pieciul spotted what he first thought was a “cute porcupine” 50 feet away.
IT’S NO FUN TO WAKE A SLEEPING BEARJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 11, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The ATC recommends using bear canisters, which also protect supplies from mice, porcupines, raccoons, skunks, and other nocturnal visitors.
HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL: A BEGINNER’S GUIDEKAREN BERGERJUNE 28, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
These forces can be represented as one arrow or two arrows, or a whole slew of arrows bristling from the airplane, porcupine fashion.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AN AIRCRAFT GLIDESBY PETER GARRISON/FLYING MAGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The Kutchin make pretty pipe-stems out of goose-quills wound about with porcupine-quills.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Mr. Van Britt blew his cheeks out until the stubby, cropped mustache bristled like porcupine quills.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
From the Jim Crow a drowsy porcupine trundled away bristling.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The porcupine, meanwhile, had found something that interested him.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Only the porcupine was quite undaunted by the strange sounds.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
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WORDS RELATED TO PORCUPINE

  • backbiter
  • battle-ax
  • bitch
  • calumniator
  • carper
  • detractor
  • dragon
  • fire-eater
  • fishwife
  • fury
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • hell cat
  • hellion
  • muckraker
  • nag
  • ogress
  • porcupine
  • reviler
  • scold
  • she-devil
  • she-wolf
  • spitfire
  • termagant
  • tigress
  • virago
  • vituperator
  • vixen
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.