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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bristle \Bris"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bristled; p. pr. & vb.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or
spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short
bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits";
"setaceous whiskers" [syn: barbed, barbellate,
briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred,
burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny,
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