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bristle at (something)

To show sudden displeasure or anger at some provocation. I bristled at the suggestion that I trade offices with someone else in the department. He bristled at our criticism of his novel and stormed out of the room.
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bristle with rage

To show sudden anger. I bristled with rage when I saw that someone had hit my car overnight.
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bristle at something

Fig. to show sudden anger or other negative response to something. (Alludes to a dog or cat raising the hair on its back in anger or as a threat.) She bristled at the suggestion. I knew Lily would bristle at the appearance of Max.
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bristle with rage

 and bristle with anger; bristle with indignation
Fig. to demonstrate one's anger, rage, or displeasure with a strong negative response. (Alludes to a dog or cat raising the hair on its back in anger or as a threat.) She was just bristling with anger. I don't know what set her off. Walter bristled with rage as he saw the damage to his new car.
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In two such instances, which were recorded in different sagittal plane slices tilted at 90[degrees], a bristle group on the lower side of the statocyst suddenly flopped to the epithelial floor, towards the nearby ciliary dome, then straightened immediately, returning to its previous upright stance (Fig.
8220;Shelter Management Group (SMG), again, wishes to welcome Bristle Falls Homeowners Association to our group and tremendous portfolio of communities.
The bristles should not be too hard and choose one that's labelled medium.
When reviewing the surface characteristics, the bristle ends were analyzed for acceptable or unacceptable end-rounding using Silverstone and Featherstone scale (Figure 4).
Chaetotaxy comprising five distinct longitudinal rows or groupings of setulae/setae: (1) primary acrostichal row, (2) secondary acrostichal row, (3) dorsocentral row, (4) sublateral band, and (5) lateral row; 1+3 dc; 1 postpronotal bristle (+ a few setulae anterior to bristle); 2 notopleural bristles; 1 presutural and 1 postsutural supra-alar bristle (+ 1 setula or seta anteriorly); 2 postalar bristles (lower bristle longer).
In two patients, the wire bristle was noted lodged within the omentum adjacent to a loop of small intestine.
10, we could discover there are lots of acicular spinules extending outward at the edge of each bristle; and the longer of the bristle, the more and more intensive of these spinules.
Aftet brushing simulations, 30 toothbrushes (15 Colgate 360[degrees] and 15 Oral B Indicator 35) were assessed for bristle wear and bristle tip morphology.
Loose bristles coming out of the brush and drying on your project are a headache you can prevent," Dave said.
It has been found that there are a number of different ways bacteria can latch themselves onto the bristles of toothbrushes.
Flowing bristle head follows surface contours independently of the bucket, providing improved surface contact on slopes for better sweeping
Because the cleaner is inside the brush and because it comes out through the bristle area, it helps to keep the bristles clean and fresh," said Michael Silverman, vice president of marketing for Butler.
Editor's note: We ran a story on the testing and evaluation of radial bristle discs in the fall 2001 issue.
Two days before ending her employment, she had what her parents described as a boil on the middle phalanx of the second finger of the right hand from the center of which her father extracted a bristle that had entered the finger in the course of her work.