bristle at

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  • 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
  • Now I must say I began to bristle at being spoken to like that. Cited from Pomona's Travels, by Frank R. Stockton
  • They had bristled at every possible point of contact. Cited from The Ramrodders, by Holman Day
  • I fastened my fingers in the bristles at his neck and turned my eyes in the direction that his pointed. Cited from Pellucidar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • His family was committed to civil rights, and he bristled at prejudice.
  • The hooked bill is light grey and is surrounded by black bristles at its base.
  • Short, thick head; gaping, large mouth; very small bill, with bristles at base. Cited from Bird Neighbors, by Neltje Blanchan
  • He bristled at members of the press who did not seem sufficiently enthusiastic about ongoing American military operations.
  • Perhaps -- his scalp bristled at the mere idea -- he would even be let in for a speech. Cited from Psmith in the City, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • He bristled at the derogatory title but he covered it quickly. Cited from Highways in Hiding, by George Oliver Smith
  • The massive bill is very thick and yellow, and the well developed clump of bristles at its base give the species its name.
  • My skin went cold and my hair bristled at that horrible scream. Cited from The Adv. Of The Dying Detective, A Conan Doyle #20
  • Grim old watchdog that he was, he felt the bristles at the back of his neck rising. Cited from The Gentleman, by Alfred Ollivant
  • Some members of the community have bristled at the expansion of the school and have resisted the sales of surrounding property.
  • They have short legs, a short neck, large heads, and broad, flat beaks, with bristles at the base. Cited from Wake-Robin, by John Burroughs
  • And Fortune bristled at just being the hair and teeth, the lead singer frozen out creatively.
  • He'd met the gamecock breed before and had never known the need to bristle at their crowing. Cited from Rebel Spurs, by Andre Norton
  • Was it any wonder that Daunt bristled at the sight of her? Cited from Delia Blanchflower, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • National League owners such Albert Spalding bristled at his promotional techniques that became common to today's game.
  • The worm can cause permanent numbness if the bristles at the mouth are touched, and the worm has now been moved into its own tank.