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abristle

[uh-bris-uh l] /əˈbrɪs əl/
adverb, adjective
1.
in a bristling state:
an angry dog with its hairs abristle.
Origin of abristle
1915-1920
1915-20; a-1 + bristle
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  • Ruff abristle, head down, snowy fangs glinting from under his upwrithing lip, young Jeff flew to meet him like a fluffy catapult.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune

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