a|bris|tle

a|bris|tle
a|bris|tle «uh BRIHS uhl», adverb, adjective.
bristling: »

... a century abristle with dissent (Time).


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  • bris´tle|like´ — bris|tle «BRIHS uhl», noun, verb, tled, tling. –n. 1. one of the short, stiff hairs of some animals or plants: »Brushes are often made of the bristles of hogs. 2. a synthetic substitute for a hog s bristle: »a hairbrush with stiff bristles. –v.i …   Useful english dictionary

  • bris|tle — «BRIHS uhl», noun, verb, tled, tling. –n. 1. one of the short, stiff hairs of some animals or plants: »Brushes are often made of the bristles of hogs. 2. a synthetic substitute for a hog s bristle: »a hairbrush with stiff bristles. –v.i. 1. to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bris|tle|cone pine — «BRIHS uhl KOHN», an evergreen tree or shrub of the western United States with long, curving prickles on its cones; foxtail pine; hickory pine. Some of these pines are among the oldest living trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • bris|tle|tail — «BRIHS uhl TAYL», noun. any one of several wingless insects having three long, bristlelike appendages at the end of the abdomen …   Useful english dictionary

  • bris — bris; bris·bane; bris·ket; bris·ling; bris·tled; bris·tle·less; bris·tli·ness; bris·tly; de·bris; equil·i·bris·tic; fe·bris; hu·bris; hu·bris·tic; vi·bris·sa; vi·bris·sal; bris·tle; bris·tol; cos·tum·bris·ta; hu·bris·ti·cal·ly; …   English syllables

  • tle — abris·tle; abus·tle; apos·tle; apos·tle·hood; apos·tle·ship; bait·tle; bat·tle·dore; bat·tle·ment; bat·tle·ment·ed; bat·tle·some; be·lit·tle; be·lit·tle·ment; bot·tle·ful; bris·tle·less; brus·tle; but·tle; cac·o·mis·tle; cas·tle·ry; cas·tle·ward; …   English syllables

  • bristle — bris•tle [[t]ˈbrɪs əl[/t]] n. v. tled, tling 1) one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, esp. hogs, used in making brushes 2) anything resembling these hairs 3) to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles 4) to erect the bristles, as …   From formal English to slang

  • bristleconepine — bris·tle·cone pine (brĭsʹəl kōn ) n. Either of two small slow growing pines (Pinus aristata or P. longaeva) found at higher elevations of the western United States, having needles in fascicles of five. Specimens of P. longaeva in the Sierra… …   Universalium

  • bristle — bris·tle bris əl n a short stiff coarse hair or filament …   Medical dictionary

  • bristle — bris|tle1 [ brısl ] noun count 1. ) one of the many stiff fibers or short pieces of wire or plastic in a brush 2. ) a short stiff hair bristle bris|tle 2 [ brısl ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be angry or offended about something: BRIDLE: bristle at …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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