bristle

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  • Info A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. more...
  • Immediately Bristles raised his head, as though new life had come to him. Cited from Fred Fenton on the Crew, by Allen Chapman
  • He was as white as death himself, and his hair bristled with fear. Cited from The Cabman's Story, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • You look at me very much, let me say, like a bristling cat. Cited from Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith, v4
  • I put my hand on her head and she bristled under my hand, but she was quiet. Cited from The Story of Bawn, by Katharine Tynan
  • The whole land bristles with arms and every German heart is filled with trust. Cited from What Germany Thinks, by Thomas F. A. Smith
  • I left them standing all alone, with nothing but the empty night to bristle at. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
  • The long bristles round the entrance apparently serve for the same purpose. Cited from Insectivorous Plants, by Charles Darwin
  • Now I must say I began to bristle at being spoken to like that. Cited from Pomona's Travels, by Frank R. Stockton
  • I cannot attempt to give all the strong points of a speech which bristled with strong points at almost every turn. Cited from Sketches In The House, by T. P. O'Connor
  • Far away on the sky-line rose a considerable town all bristling with church towers. Cited from The Adventures of Gerard, by Arthur Conan Doyle/14
  • Our churches and our books must bristle all over with points, or they are not so much thought of. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858, by Various
  • Bristles tried to catch the eye of the third member of the group. Cited from Fred Fenton on the Crew, by Allen Chapman
  • Every hair on the dog was bristling, but he made no attempt to attack whatever it was he saw. Cited from "Over There" with the Australians, by R. Hugh Knyvett
  • But then perhaps it might be something not so personal that Bristles wished to say to him. Cited from Fred Fenton on the Crew, by Allen Chapman
  • At that name the dog stood up as if it knew the sound, its hair bristling, its mouth open. Cited from Dick Sand, by Jules Verne
  • We stayed in as best we could, our guns bristling up in all directions. Cited from The Killer, by Stewart Edward White
  • Its body and legs are covered with black bristle-like hair.
  • This work rose above the water level, and in former times bristled with cannon. Cited from The Pagan Tribes of Borneo, by Hose & McDougall
  • The scene in the court-yard was once again gay with life and bristling with color. Cited from In and Out of Three Normady Inns, Anna Bowman Dodd
  • There are three kinds of bristle, and some species have all three, while others do not.
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Meaning of bristle

  • noun A stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • noun A stiff hair
  • verb Rise up as in fear
    The dog's fur bristled, It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!
  • verb Have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
    bristling leaves
  • verb React in an offended or angry manner
    He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program