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Bristle

Bris´tle   Pronunciation: brĭs´s'l
n.1.A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
2.(Bot.) A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.
v. t.1.To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; - sometimes with up.
[imp. & p. p. Bristled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bristling ( ).]
Boy, bristle thy courage up.
- Shak.
2.To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
v. i.1.To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
His hair did bristle upon his head.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
3.To show defiance or indignation.
To bristle up
to show anger or defiance.
Noun1.bristle - a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
2.bristle - a stiff hair
Verb1.bristle - be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
Synonyms: abound, burst
2.bristle - rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
Synonyms: uprise, stand up
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