bris·tly /ˈbrɪsli, ˈbrɪsə-/
Bris·tly a. Thick set with bristles, or with hairs resembling bristles; rough.
The leaves of the black mulberry are somewhat bristly. --Bacon.
adj 1: very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House
and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful";
"witty and waspish about his colleagues" [syn: prickly,
2: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines
or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly
mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous
whiskers" [syn: barbed, barbellate, briary, briery,
bristled, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous,