- in a bristling state: an angry dog with its hairs abristle.
Origin of abristle
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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