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

 bris·tly /ˈbrɪsli, ˈbrɪsə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bris·tly a. Thick set with bristles, or with hairs resembling bristles; rough.
    The leaves of the black mulberry are somewhat bristly.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
              splenetic, waspish]
      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,
          spiny, thorny]