What is another word for bristles?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈɪsə͡lz] (IPA)

Bristles are fine, stiff fibers that commonly grow from the back of animals, such as pigs or boars. Some synonyms for the word "bristles" include spines, quills, pins, hairs, barbs, and prickles. They are used to describe the structure of many different types of plants, animals, and inanimate objects. These synonyms provide us with a range of vocabulary that describes the appearance and texture of these tiny stiff fibers. Bristles can be found in many everyday objects, such as brushes, brooms, and combs, and also have significant implications in the health and survival of animals and plants.

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Usage examples for Bristles

Instantly up went her back; her bristles stood erect, and her eyes glared fiercely at the little dog, which she supposed had carried off her young charges.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity"
W.H.G. Kingston
Would he be absorbed among the round pink faces, pricked with little white bristles, the calves fitted in shiny brown leather, the black-and-white check suits, which were sprinkled about in the same room with them?
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
They had eaten bacon all their lives, often bacon with the bristles thick upon it, and to throw away money like this was positively wicked.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies

Famous quotes with Bristles

  • Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
    Honore de Balzac
  • Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
    Alfred Edward Housman
  • If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
    Alfred Edward Housman
  • A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul.
  • “Each footstep taken in this society bristles with privileges, and is marked with a bloodstain; each turn of the government machinery grinds the tumbling, gasping flesh of the poor; and tears are running from everywhere in the impenetrable night of suffering. Facing these endless murders and continuous tortures, what's the meaning of society, this crumbling wall, this collapsing staircase?”
    Octave Mirbeau

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