Definition of Bristle up
1. Verb. Show anger or indignation. "She bristled at his insolent remarks"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristle Up
Literary usage of Bristle up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"To stover' is entered in EDD. as an obsolete west-country word for ' to bristle up', probably from ' stover', meaning stubble. ..."
2. What's So and what Isn't by John McClelland Work (1916)
"It knows that the sole reason why the nations of the world bristle up and snarl and rush at each other is because of the present economic arrangements. ..."
3. Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary by James Whiteside (1868)
"It cheers me to . see his spirit—to see him whet his spurs, and peck, and peck, and peck, and bristle up his plumage, and flutter and take his flight, ..."