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 for To rustle up
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rustle \Rus"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rustled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rustling.] [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to
     stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.]
     1. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the
        rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.
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              He is coming; I hear his straw rustle. --Shak.
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              Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk. --Shak.
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     2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to
        bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.]
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     3. To steal; -- used of livestock and esp. of cattle.
     To rustle up To gather or find by searching; as, to rustle
        up some food for supper.

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