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bristle
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
2. A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
2. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
2. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; - sometimes with up.
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