- 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
- s having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
- THUNDERBOLT: An artist's rendering shows how the electrified kite string bristled with its charge and gave the inventor a famous jolt.
- In the only interview Smith granted after last week's coup, he bristled at such criticism and sought to burnish his legacy, telling the Detroit Free Press that Electronic Data .
- And in 2001, Jonathan Franzen, winner of the fiction award for his 500-page work The Corrections, bristled at being chosen for Oprah's Book Club a month prior, inciting calls of .
News & Articles
- U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone
By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria. Washington, which has long called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, pledged military support to Syrian rebels this week, citing what it said ...
June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Foggy facts stir confusion about NSA surveillance
Some Congress members have bristled at the way President Barack Obama described briefings available to them: “Your duly elected representatives have been consistently informed on exactly what we’re doing,” he said.
June 15, 2013 - Ashland City Times
- Rush Limbaugh in ABC News
Limbaugh said that "this is why I have always bristled when I hear people claim conservativism gets close to Nazism. It is liberalism that's the closest you can get to Nazism and socialism. It's all bundled up under the socialist banner. There are...
- Clarence Thomas in Los Angeles Times
It was in Boston, not Georgia, that a white man has called me nigger for the first time,Thomas wrote. "I bristled at the self-righteous sanctimony with which so many of the northerners at Yale glibly discussed the South's racial problems."
- Todd Oldham in CBS News
Oh, everything, yeah,Oldham said. "I mean, Charley was so kind. He never bristled at the five bajillion questions I hammered him with, wanting to know everything about everything."