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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bristlybris‧tly /ˈbrɪsli/ adjective  1 SHORT/NOT LONGbristly hair is short and stiff2 HBHa bristly part of your body has short stiff hairs on it a bristly chin
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bristlyThe guy was all bristly and red and puffed up, in fatigue pants and a brown shirt.Cluster flies are bristly gray insects, about five times bigger than the ordinary housefly, Musca domestica.Only months before he had held me like this and pressed his bristly mouth against mine.A bitter wind whips across the seared fields and bristly pastures behind the produce stand.Like Taylor, Goodrich was a bristly sort.Old Thorvald was 87 and his jowled face was bristly with white whiskers.
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