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What is another word for bristle?

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A short, stiff hair on an animal's skin or a man's face
“A tall captain with a flaming red bristle on his face shouted as he leaned over the man's body.”
A long and thin material that resembles a hair
“These ridges perfectly serve to guide any flexible body, like a fine bristle or hair, into the minute and rounded orifice of the nectary.”
A stiff material that is pointed or spiky
“Each of the evenly-spaced tines is a bristle of the brush.”
Extreme anger or fury
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To become excitedly upset or angry
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“The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic audience.”
To rise or stand erect, like bristles
“Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.”
To be covered with or abundant in (something)
“Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.”
To cause to become angry
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To bristle, protrude or point up
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