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Definition of Bristle

Bristle
Bristle Bris"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bristled; p. pr. & vb. n. Bristling.] 1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up. Now for the bare-picked bone of majesty Doth dogged war bristle his angry crest. --Shak. Boy, bristle thy courage up. --Shak. 2. To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
Bristle
Bristle Bris"tle, 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. The hill of La Haye Sainte bristling with ten thousand bayonets. --Thackeray. Ports bristling with thousands of masts. --Macaulay. 3. To show defiance or indignation. To bristle up, to show anger or defiance.

Meaning of Bristle from wikipedia

- A bristle is a stiff hair or feather (natural or artificial), either on an animal, such as a pig, a plant, or on a tool such as a brush or broom. Synthetic...
- The Polychaeta /ˌpɒlɪˈkiːtə/, also known as the bristle worms or polychaetes, are a paraphyletic cl**** of annelid worms, generally marine. Each body segment...
- Bristle blasting is a mechanical ab****n cleaning process that is performed on metallic surfaces by a brush-like rotary power tool. The tool consists...
- apply paint or sometimes ink. A paintbrush is usually made by clamping the bristles to a handle with a ferrule. They are available in various sizes, shapes...
- in a slow-moving body of water to swell and soften the fibres. The long bristle fibres are separated from the shorter mattress fibres underneath the skin...
- the teeth, gums, and tongue. It consists of a head of tightly clustered bristle, atop of which toothpaste can be applied, mounted on a handle which facilitates...
- depth charges and re****ing her in one month into a heavily armed gunboat bristling with two large automatic 40 cal and ten automatic 50 caliber guns. The...
- had planned mischief against her. Alford's other acting credits include: Bristle Face (1964) (TV); the role of "Boy" in the Jimmy Stewart cl****ic Shenandoah...
- The bristle-thighed curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) is a medium-sized s****bird that breeds in Alaska and winters on tropical Pacific islands. It has a...
- the gr**** family. The name is derived from the Latin word seta, meaning "bristle" or "hair", which refers to the bristly spikelets. The genus includes over...
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