verb (perscopat, ing)
- (archaic) to bristle or horripilate
Etymology: From Latin per- "throughout" + scopatus, from scopa "bristle" (classically only found in plural scopae "broom, brush").
- 1970: Let us take your cat: now suppose we shave her tail, so that it cannot shall I say 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 O'Brian, Master and Commander
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