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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bris·tle /ˈbrɪsəl/
 剛毛,豬鬃(vi.)直立,發怒,充滿(vt.)使直立

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bris·tle /ˈbrɪsəl/ 名詞
 硬毛,鬃,觸鬚,毛

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bris·tle n.
 1. A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
 2. Bot. A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Now for the bare-picked bone of majesty
 Doth dogged war bristle his angry crest.   --Shak.
    Boy, bristle thy courage up.   --Shak.
 2. To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bristle
      n 1: a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or
           synthetic
      2: a stiff hair
      v 1: be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with
           screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
           [syn: abound, burst]
      2: rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a
         sight to make one's hair uprise!" [syn: uprise, stand
         up]