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b ri suhl

  • n  a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • n  a stiff hair
  • v  be in a state of movement or action
    The garden bristled with toddlers
  • v  rise up as in fear
    The dog's fur bristled
  • v  have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles
  • v  react in an offended or angry manner
    He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program

  • His thrillers are romantic, his romances thrilling, and all of them bristle with literary references and big questions about love and life.
  • By this they refer to Yale's Leffingwell Professor of Painting Design, bristle-lipped Eugene Francis Savage, a muralist best known as the decorator of that amazing fane, the .
  • It was named the bristle-thighed curlew, Numenius tahitiensis.
News & Articles

  • Quenneville in rare Chicago coaching air
    Joins Halas, Jackson, Chance as only men to lead one team to multiple titles BOSTON — He is in the pantheon now, making his case for a cigar-chomping, bristle-lipped place alongside the greatest coaches to lead the greatest teams in Chicago sports history.        
    June 25, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • Buy-and-Hold is Dead .... Long Live Buy-and-Hold
    In recent years, buy-and-hold has suffered its share of slings and arrows by those with novel theories. As an income investor, I bristle at the impertinence.
    June 24, 2013 - Wyatt Investment Research via Yahoo! Finance
  • Three Ways Brush Factories Are Surviving In America
    The cheapest place to make brushes these days is China. But there are still people pressing bristles into brushes in a factory in the Bronx, and in small plants across the country.
    June 21, 2013 - NPR

  • Mike Pence in Miramichi Leader
    As much as the president might bristle about the term ...... it's really hard to argue that this isn'ta fundamental transformation of our economy to look more like European-style socialism,Pence concluded.
  • Barack Obama in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    There are some who bristle at the notion that faith has a place in the public square,Obama said. "But the fact is leaders in both parties have recognized the value of a partnership between the White House and faith-based groups."
  • Edgar Wright in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    The one word that we bristle at is `spoof,'said Wright, whose first film was a loving homage to the zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead"; with "Hot Fuzz," he takes on the cop genre. "And only because unfortunately `spoof' seems to have become...

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