chapter  25
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Land creatures

Bristle with … Be thick with … (as an animal’s skin is thick with bristles).

Bristle (v.). Be annoyed. (An animal’s hide bristles up when in fear or anger.)

Go widdershins [midwEng: = withershins, lie (of fur), circle (of heavenly bodies) or coil (of tendrils) in an unnatural direction]. Act out of character; go against nature. (The extreme example would be if the sun and stars were to rise in the west and set in the east, a C16 fantasy.)

Long-tailed showers. Those where the rain continues after the main shower has passed over.