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bristle

(brĭs′əl)
n.
1. A stiff hair.
2. A stiff hairlike structure: the bristles of a wire brush.
v. bris·tled, bris·tling, bris·tles
v.intr.
To stand stiffly on end like bristles: The hair on the dog's neck bristled.
v.tr.
1. To cause to stand erect like bristles; stiffen.
2. To furnish or supply with bristles.

bristle

Dermatology
noun Stiff, strong hair.

Vox populi
verb To react angrily as a situation; seethe.

bris·tle

(brisĕl)
Traditionally, individual short, stiff, natural hair of an animal taken from domestic swine or wild boars, but today most toothbrush bristles are made of nylon and thus are more properly called filaments.
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Fore coxa with 2 black bristles at lower edge; sides of mid and hind coxae with yellowish-brown bristly hairs.
1 : a hoofed stout-bodied animal with a short tail and legs, thick bristly skin, and a long flattened snout
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The crab's genus and species names are Kiwa hirsuta (the latter from the Latin word for "shaggy" or "bristly"), which scientists picked after seeing the crab's long arms, coated with yellow-tinted hairs that feel like toothbrush bristles.
He'd unsnap the clasp and reverently take out an assortment that included a bristly little mustache brush, a wedding ring, and the centerpiece--an engraved pocket watch with a cameo fob.
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