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Recent Examples of hackle from the Web
This year's event seems to have gotten more notice in the US, and Mr. Trump has sent some angry tweets that raised hackles in Mexico.
The fact that the data was hoovered out of the social network has also raised hackles, even if people don’t fully realize that Facebook was designed to allow that very extraction.
But the fact that she’s played by one of Hollywood’s few vocal Trump supporters has raised eyebrows and hackles, for fear that the new Roseanne might amount to a weekly lecture from Barr on how Trump is great, actually.
Venezuela routinely accuses Washington of plotting coups or outright invasions, and the military drills on an island less than 10 miles from its shore are likely to raise hackles.
In some cases having multiple passports also allowed firms to win the support of more than one government, or undertake mergers that would have otherwise raised nationalistic hackles.
Detroit Auto Show: The company's entrance into the U.S. market could raise political hackles.
Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame.
The roster-stripping underway in Miami and Pittsburgh has raised the union’s hackles enough to lodge an official complaint.
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