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  • adj. Resembling a bristle or some aspect of one.

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  • adj. resembling a bristle in stiffness.

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  • adj. resembling a bristle


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bristle +‎ -like


  • I ran my fingers through his ebony hair, enjoying the coarse, bristlelike feel of it under my fingertips, before sliding my hands lower.


  • Their skin is tough and covered by sparse, bristlelike hairs: the color above is reddish brown to gray; beneath, it is yellowish brown.

    15 Agouti

  • Schweinfurth says, "The arrow and the spear heads are of the finest and most artistic work; their bristlelike barbs and points are baffling when one knows how few tools these smiths have."

    The Negro

  • On some, tufts of bristlelike hairs can be thrust out, that give a discernible odour; but that this carries any distance or is a large factor in attracting the sexes

    Moths of the Limberlost


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