Definition of Bristling

1. Adjective. Having bristles. ¹



2. Adjective. Showing anger. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of bristle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bristling

1. bristle [v] - See also: bristle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristling

bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine
bristlecones
bristled
bristlelike
bristles
bristletail
bristletails
bristlier
bristliest
bristliness
bristling (current term)
bristling with(p)
bristlingly
bristly
bristly locust
bristly oxtongue
bristly sarsaparilla
bristly sarsparilla
bristols
brisure
brisures
brit
brit milah
britannia
britannias

Literary usage of Bristling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"So dark, with bucklers bristling and with spears, Moved to dread battle the collected mass Of noble heroes with the Ajax-twain. Whom Agamemnon, king of men, ..."

2. Annual Report by Boston Female Anti-slavery Society (1836)
"Tradition tells us of those days, that oftentimes men would look fearlessly over their slight intrenchments at the bristling ranks of the enemy and say, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It placed Luther under the ban of the empire and ordered the destruction of his writings. 162). From the bristling Ebernburg, ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"The entire head and the whole body are furnished with hard scales, bristling with small spines. The ventrals are small, and a little jugular ; the pectorals ..."

5. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"Free Silver, a Private Snap and not a Public Trust, " which was bristling with practical illustrations of fact and argument and carried conviction. ..."

6. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1834)
"... animated— " The rushes, and the willow wand, Are bristling into axe and brand, And every tuft of broom gives life To patriot warrior, armed for strife. ..."

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