, v. i. 1. To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
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His hair did bristle upon his head.
Sir W. Scott.
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2. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
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The hill of La Haye Sainte bristling with ten thousand bayonets.
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Ports bristling with thousands of masts.
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3. To show defiance or indignation.
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To bristle up, to show anger or defiance.
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