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bristle Idioms & Phrases


bristle at

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bridle at.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks
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bristle brush

  • noun a brush that is made with the short stiff hairs of an animal or plant
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bristle fern

  • noun any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent fronds; most are epiphytic on tree branches and twigs or terrestrial on mossy banks
    filmy fern.
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bristle grass

  • noun grasses of grasslands and woodlands having large gracefully arching spikes with long bristles beneath each spikelet
    bristlegrass.
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bristle up

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bridle at.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks
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bristle-pointed

  • adjective satellite pointed like bristles
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Bris"tle-point`ed adjective
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  1. (Bot.) Terminating in a very fine, sharp point, as some leaves.
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bristle-shaped

Bris"tle-shaped` adjective
Definitions
  1. Resembling a bristle in form; as, a bristle-shaped leaf.
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hare's-foot bristle fern

  • noun a variety of bristle fern
    Trichomanes boschianum.
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To bristle up

  • to show anger or deflance.
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yellow bristle grass

  • noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas
    glaucous bristlegrass; yellow bristlegrass; yellow foxtail; Setaria glauca.
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