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After Red Bench, it became a skeleton woods, the trees charred but standing, their bare, blackened trunks rising like porcupine quills across the land.

Titmice — and one chickadee — have been caught on video tugging hair from dogs, cats, humans, raccoons and even a porcupine.

Soon after, Pieciul spotted what he first thought was a “cute porcupine” 50 feet away.

The ATC recommends using bear canisters, which also protect supplies from mice, porcupines, raccoons, skunks, and other nocturnal visitors.

These forces can be represented as one arrow or two arrows, or a whole slew of arrows bristling from the airplane, porcupine fashion.

He is the author of Broken Glass, Memoirs of a Porcupine, and African Psycho, among others.

My heart was racing, my hands felt like they were covered with porcupine quills.

One day, the porcupine has had enough, and turns to writing a memoir.

Mabanckou pairs the porcupine with a Congolese boy, who attacks and kills neighbors and strangers with little provocation.

The Kutchin make pretty pipe-stems out of goose-quills wound about with porcupine-quills.

Mr. Van Britt blew his cheeks out until the stubby, cropped mustache bristled like porcupine quills.

From the Jim Crow a drowsy porcupine trundled away bristling.

The porcupine, meanwhile, had found something that interested him.

Only the porcupine was quite undaunted by the strange sounds.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to porcupine, such as: backbiter, battle-ax, bitch, carper, detractor, and dragon.

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