verb (used without object), bris·tled, bris·tling.
verb (used with object), bris·tled, bris·tling.
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Origin of bristle
OTHER WORDS FROM bristlebris·tle·less, adjectivebris·tle·like, adjectivenon·bris·tled, adjectiveun·bris·tled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bristle
Some of our favorite dryers are equipped with nozzle and afro combs, styling tools like curlers, hot paddle brushes, or comb straighteners, and style dryers including boar bristle brushes, wide-tooth styling picks, and more.The best hair dryer: Get a salon-worthy blowout at home|Carsen Joenk|January 22, 2021|Popular Science
The softer bristles of your old dental tool might work for tuning up your sneakers, but deep grout cleaning requires something tougher.Grout scrub brushes that tackle even the toughest stains|PopSci Commerce Team|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
Meanwhile, brushes should be washed with their tips pointed down to minimize the amount of water that collects where the bristles meet the base, Suozzi said, noting that mold can form there.
To dry brushes, arrange them around a sink with the bristles hanging over the edge, Suozzi said.
That’s in line with the American Dental Association’s guidelines, which recommend replacing toothbrushes every three to four months, or more frequently if the bristles are visibly matted or frayed.When to replace smoke detectors, sponges, pillows and more, according to experts|Daniel Bortz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Asked about the role he played, and the impact of his famous name, Goldwater bristled a bit.
And Kelley bristled at the notion that women were supposed to be offended by the video.‘Blurred Lines,’ Robin Thicke’s Summer Anthem, Is Kind of Rapey|Tricia Romano|June 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rios Montt staunchly defended his actions against what he termed a deadly enemy, and bristled at the suggestion of genocide.Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Guilty of Genocide|Mac Margolis|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But also I have always bristled at the idea that having a child is the most important thing I could ever do.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cheri Young bristled in her stylish blue dress, her shoulder-length hair let loose from the ponytail of the day before.Cheri Young, the ‘Steel Magnolia’ of the Edwards Trial, Shoves Back|Diane Dimond|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He come waddlin' 'roun' de house, his tail feathers bristled out an' tawkin' to he'sef.
Mrs. Jordan bristled, and launched herself upon a long and virtuous sentence.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
The sides of the wagons bristled with shafts, and their canvas tops were pierced with fine holes.Overland|John William De Forest
To-day old Gaul bristles with free Communes, as three hundred years ago it bristled with feudal castles.
Mr. Van Britt blew his cheeks out until the stubby, cropped mustache bristled like porcupine quills.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde