perscopate

verb /ˈpɜːskəpeɪt/
to bristle or horripilate

, 1970: Let us take your cat: now suppose we shave her tail, so that it cannot shall I say perscopate or bristle; suppose we attach a board to her back, so that it cannot arch; suppose we then exhibit a displeasing sight – a sportive dog, for instance. — Patrick OBrian, Master and Commander


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