Long spears bristled
from the rude battle-ships, as they slid noiselessly over the bosom of the water, propelled by giant muscles rolling beneath glistening, ebony hides.
He had therefore bristled
up at Boxtel's hatred, whom he had suspected to be a warm friend of the prisoner, making trifling inquiries to contrive with the more certainty some means of escape for him.
So sudden and formidable was her appearance that the boar involuntarily bunched himself together on the defensive and bristled
as she swerved toward him.
He regained his feet, absurdly bristled
the hair on his shoulders and absurdly growled his high disdain of these lesser, two-legged things that came and went and obeyed the wills of great, white-skinned, two-legged gods such as Skipper and Mister Haggin.
, but permitted the first timid step.
This was her day--and it came not often--when manes bristled
, and fang smote fang or ripped and tore the yielding flesh, all for the possession of her.
The Ass, thinking that they bowed their heads in token of respect for himself, bristled
up with pride, gave himself airs, and refused to move another step.
Here and there savage dogs rushed upon him, but he bristled
his neck-hair and snarled (for he was learning fast), and they let him go his way unmolested.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled
on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.