According to network sources, Olbermann bristled at the amount of money being invested in his show.
But he adamantly refused to apologize, and chorus of Marines who surrounded him bristled at the suggestion.
But many Argentines have bristled at the choice of a writer who is seen as anything but a fan of the South American nation.
Cheri Young bristled in her stylish blue dress, her shoulder-length hair let loose from the ponytail of the day before.
Asked about the role he played, and the impact of his famous name, Goldwater bristled a bit.
There were so many arrows that the body was stuck full of them; it bristled with them.
Bobby bristled and froze, on guard, when a stealthy hand tried the latch.
It was guarded by a wall about eight feet high, the top of which bristled with bottle-glass.
As in the past he had bristled and snarled at sight of Lip-lip, so now, and automatically, he bristled and snarled.
I put my hand on her head and she bristled under my hand, but she was quiet.
Old English byrst "bristle," with metathesis of -r-, from Proto-Germanic *bursti- (cf. Middle Dutch borstel, German borste), from PIE *bhrsti- from root *bhars- "point, bristle" (cf. Sanskrit bhrstih "point, spike"). With -el, diminutive suffix.
c.1200 (implied in past participle adjective bristled) "set or covered with bristles," from bristle (n.). Meaning "become angry or excited" is 1540s, from the way animals show fight. Related: Bristling.