Definitions

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  • adjective Bristling.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ bristle

Examples

  • Because Iraq's border with Turkey was deeply troubled where Kurds were concerned, and abristle with Turkish troops, Switters thought it best to try to enter from Syria.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • Because Iraq's border with Turkey was deeply troubled where Kurds were concerned, and abristle with Turkish troops, Switters thought it best to try to enter from Syria.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • The worst kind of provincial, face unpowdered and weathered like a peasant's, hair and beard abristle, uncouth as a monkey and growling a dialect so barbarous that one could barely comprehend him.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The worst kind of provincial, face unpowdered and weathered like a peasant's, hair and beard abristle, uncouth as a monkey and growling a dialect so barbarous that one could barely comprehend him.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • With a low-muttered oath and the short hairs of his neck stiffly abristle, the young man stepped gingerly forward and onto the gray disk.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • Aluteyn posed for a moment in front of his throne, his silvery-gold hair and mustache abristle with static.

    The Golden Torc

  • His whiskers, abristle on his upper lip, fanned out above his eyes, gave him an additional report on space as they were intended to.

    Breed to Come

  • Sean's dogs had rushed forward to meet the other pack and now they milled about in a restrained frenzy of mutual bottom-smelling, stiff-limbed with tension, backs abristle and legs cocking in the formal act of urination.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • But on the wall of the keep Cercamorte's half-clad men fell sprawling, abristle with feathered shafts.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • Their steep slopes were slashed with Austrian trenches and abristle with guns which commanded the roads leading to the river, the bridge-heads, and the town.

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

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