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bristled


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bristled 
  adj  :  having  or  covered  with  protective  barbs  or  quills  or  spines 
  or  thorns  etc.;  "a  horse  with  a  short  bristly  mane"; 
  "bristly  shrubs";  "burred  fruits"  [syn:  {barbed},  {barbellate}, 
  {briary},  {briery},  {bristly},  {burred},  {burry},  {prickly}, 
  {spiny},  {thorny}] 




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