Bristle

A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. Also used are synthetic materials such as nylon in items such as brooms and sweepers. Bristles are often used to make brushes for cleaning uses, as they are strongly abrasive; common examples include the toothbrush and toilet brush. The bristle brush is a common household cleaning tool, often used to remove di...
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bristle

(from the article `gundi`) any of five North African species of rodents distinguished by its comblike rows of bristles on the inner two toes of each hindfoot. Gundis have a ...
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bristle

[n] - a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament) 2. [n] - a stiff hair 3. [v] - rise up
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Bristle

• (v. t.) To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread. • (v. t.) To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up. • (v. i.) To show defiance or indignation. • (v. i.) To rise or stand erect, like bristles. • (n.) A stiff, sharp, roundish hair. • (v. i.) To appear a...
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bristle

<dermatology> Stiff, strong but slender hair or trichome. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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bristle

noun a stiff hair
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Bristle

Bris'tle (brĭs's'l) noun [ Middle English bristel , brustel , Anglo-Saxon bristl , byrst ; akin to Dutch borstel , Old High German burst , German borste , Icelandic burst , Swedish borst , and to Sanskrit bhrshti edge, po...
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Bristle

Bris'tle intransitive verb 1. To rise or stand erect, like bristles. « His hair did bristle upon his head. Sir W. Scott. » 2. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles. « The hill of La Haye Sainte bri...
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Bristle

Bris'tle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bristled ; present participle & verbal noun Bristling ] 1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up . �...
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Bristle

a stiff hair-like projection
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Bristle

a stiff hair-like projection
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Bristle

a stiff hair, usually erect or curving away from its attachment point
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Bristle

a stiff hair, usually erect or curving away from its attachment point
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Bristle

A stiff hair.
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Bristle

A stiff hair.
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Bristle

In painting, a bristle refers exclusively to the hair of a pig (boar or hog). Hence a bristle brush is a brush made from pig hairs.
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bristle

The working part of a brush containing natural bristles (usually hog hair) or artificial bristles (nylon or polyester).
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Bristle

The working part of a brush containing natural bristles (usually hog hair) or artificial bristles (n
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bristle

The working part of a brush containing natural bristles (usually hog hair) or artificial bristles (nylon or polyester).
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