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  • 1 bristle — bristleless, adj. bristlelike, adj. /bris euhl/, n., v., bristled, bristling. n. 1. one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, esp. hogs, used extensively in making brushes. 2. anything resembling these hairs. v.i. 3. to stand or… …

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  • 2 bristle — bris•tle [[t]ˈbrɪs əl[/t]] n. v. tled, tling 1) one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, esp. hogs, used in making brushes 2) anything resembling these hairs 3) to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles 4) to erect the bristles, as …

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  • 3 bristle — /ˈbrɪsəl / (say brisuhl) noun 1. one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially swine, used in making brushes, etc. 2. any short, stiff hair or hair like appendage (often used facetiously of human hair). –verb (bristled,… …

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  • 4 bristle — [bris′əl] n. [ME bristel, metathetic < OE byrst; akin to Ger borste, bristles < IE * bhr̥sti < base * bhar , point, bristle] 1. any short, stiff, prickly hair of an animal or plant 2. a) any of the hairs of a hog or of some other animals …

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  • 5 Bristle — Bris tle, v. i. 1. To rise or stand erect, like bristles. [1913 Webster] His hair did bristle upon his head. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 6 To bristle up — Bristle Bris tle, v. i. 1. To rise or stand erect, like bristles. [1913 Webster] His hair did bristle upon his head. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles. [1913… …

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  • 7 Bristle — Bris tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bristled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bristling}.] 1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; sometimes with up. [1913 Webster] Now for the bare picked bone of majesty Doth dogged war… …

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  • 8 Bristled — Bristle Bris tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bristled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bristling}.] 1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; sometimes with up. [1913 Webster] Now for the bare picked bone of majesty Doth… …

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  • 9 Bristling — Bristle Bris tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bristled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bristling}.] 1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; sometimes with up. [1913 Webster] Now for the bare picked bone of majesty Doth… …

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  • 10 bristle — I. v. a. 1. Point with a bristle, fasten a bristle on. 2. Make bristly, roughen, erect in bristles, corrugate, bethorn, bespine, ruffle. II. v. n. 1. Stand on end, stand up like bristles. 2. Be horrent. 3. [With up.] Become irrita …

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  • 11 Horrent — Hor rent, a. [L. horrens, p. pr. of horrere to bristle. See {Horror}.] Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling. [1913 Webster] Rough and horrent with figures in strong relief. De Quincey. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 12 horrent — /hawr euhnt, hor /, adj. bristling; standing erect like bristles. [1660 70; < L horrent (s. of horrens, prp. of horrere to stand on end, bristle with fear), equiv. to horr (see HORRENDOUS) + ent ENT] * * * …

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  • 13 horrent — hor•rent [[t]ˈhɔr ənt, ˈhɒr [/t]] adj. bio bristling; standing erect like bristles • Etymology: 1660–70; < L horrent , s. of horrēns, prp. of horrēre (see horrendous) …

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  • 14 horrent — /ˈhɒrənt/ (say horuhnt) adjective bristling; standing erect like bristles. {Latin horrens, present participle, standing on end. Compare horrid} …

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  • 15 Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …

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  • 16 Wild boar — Boar redirects here. For other uses, see Boar (disambiguation). Wild pig redirects here. For other uses, see Wild pig (disambiguation). For the German World War II Wild Boar night fighter tactic, see Wilde Sau. Wild Boar Temporal range: Early… …

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  • 17 Eurybia (botanical genus) — For the genus of metalmark butterflies, see Eurybia (butterfly).Taxobox name = Eurybia image width = 250px image caption = Eurybia sibirica regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae… …

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  • 18 Terrestrial locomotion — [ horse an erect stanced unguligrade quadruped with a galloping gait. An animation of photos by Eadweard Muybridge] Terrestrial locomotion has evolved as animals adapted from aquatic to terrestrial environments. Locomotion on land raises… …

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  • 19 bristle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English bristil, from brust bristle, from Old English byrst; akin to Old High German burst bristle, and perhaps to Latin fastigium top Date: 14th century a short stiff coarse hair or filament • bristlelike adjective II.… …

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  • 20 Gray Wolf — Taxobox name = Gray Wolf fossil range = Late Pleistocene Recent status = LC status system = iucn3.1 trend = stable status ref =IUCN2006|assessors=Mech Boitani|year=2004|id=3746|title=Canis lupus|downloaded=2006 05 05 Database entry includes… …

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