bristle up

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  • We stayed in as best we could, our guns bristling up in all directions. Cited from The Killer, by Stewart Edward White
  • How often does the dog start suddenly, and bristle up its hair, when nothing is in sight, or within hearing distance. Cited from Clairvoyance and Occult Powers, by Swami Panchadasi
  • The hair on thy head stands on end; it bristles up. Cited from Patriarchal Palestine, by Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The dog began to bristle up at once, but Torarin laid his hand upon his back. Cited from The Treasure, by Selma Lagerlof
  • Puma made his hair bristle up all over his body. Cited from Myths and Legends of the Great Plains, by Unknown
  • He was fairly beside himself and bristled up like an angry little fighting-cock. Cited from The Story of Dago, by Annie Fellows-Johnston
  • This is a trouble-some charge, forever to bristle up in the path-way of a silver standard. Cited from American Eloquence, Volume IV (of 4), by Various
  • So, though he felt very small inside, Johnny made all his hair bristle up and tried to look very fierce. Cited from The Adventures of Johnny Chuck, by T. Burgess
  • But the Russian had got all his bristles up. Cited from Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle, by Mary Edith Durham
  • The old dog came down to the bars with his bristles up, expecting trouble. Cited from Sowing Seeds in Danny, Nellie L. McClung
  • In an instant she bristled up, as she used to with him, before Amsterdam. Cited from Chauffeur and the Chaperon, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Her fur bristled up with rage, and she prepared to fight to the death. Cited from Rataplan, by Ellen Velvin
  • Why do you bristle up and stick up your noses as though you were the lords of creation. Cited from Plays: incl. The Father, etc., August Strindberg
  • "How do you know that?" said I, bristling up. Cited from Tom, Dick and Harry, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • At night they ran down out of the rocks And bristled up their trembly fur. Cited from Under the Tree, by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
  • "What do you mean, sir?" questioned the other, bristling up. Cited from Ishmael, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • His crest was bristled up with excitement, and he formed a perfect picture of beauty both in color and attitude. Cited from Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon, by Samuel Baker
  • All cats sleep slightly, raise their back, bristle up their hair, and swell up their tail when angry. Cited from Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals, by Mrs. R. Lee
  • He'll bristle up for a day or two, stretch himself on all sides -- and the poor fellow will soon grow weak. Cited from The Man Who Was Afraid, by Maxim Gorky
  • This time the young woman bristled up, and Boutan had to calm her. Cited from Fruitfulness, by Emile Zola
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