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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bristly  \Bris"tly\,  a. 
  Thick  set  with  bristles,  or  with  hairs  resembling  bristles; 
  rough. 
 
  The  leaves  of  the  black  mulberry  are  somewhat  bristly. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bristly 
  adj  1:  very  irritable;  "bristly  exchanges  between  the  White  House 
  and  the  press";  "he  became  prickly  and  spiteful"; 
  "witty  and  waspish  about  his  colleagues"  [syn:  {prickly}, 
  {splenetic},  {waspish}] 
  2:  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},  {bristled},  {burred},  {burry},  {prickly}, 
  {spiny},  {thorny}] 




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