• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bristle-shaped Resembling a bristle in form; as, a bristle-shaped leaf.
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In literature:

In the midst of the ring of girls stood the traditional heart-shaped red stone, with its bristling hedge of arrows.
"Old Indian Days" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
Those cone-shaped masses presented a front of horses, and their broader sides were filled and bristling with lances.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
Down dropped the bristling Shapes that wrestled with the squared Towers.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
The stout, bristle-hairy stem bears a quantity of alternate lance-shaped leaves lobed at the base where they clasp it.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Sori on the edge of a pinnule terminating a vein; sporangia at the base of a long, bristle-like receptacle surrounded by a cup-shaped indusium.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
So they had the head and voice, the bristles and the shape, of swine, but their mind abode even as of old.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
The hips are 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, apple or pear-shaped, of a fine bright red, and covered with bristles.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
If his hoe wears out he will take the iron that is left and shape it into an assegai bristling with points.
"South and South Central Africa" by H. Frances Davidson
Between the barbed bristles are mushroom-shaped projections, from the summits of which a viscous nectar exudes.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
Calyx cylindrical, 2-lipped; the upper lip of 3 bristle-awl-shaped teeth; the lower shorter, 2-toothed.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In news:

The right combination of bristles, barrels, and brush shapes can unlock the best hair of your life.
Stuart Fink 's Shape to Shape at Brazee Street Studios' gallery One One bristles with energy, mostly dispenses with narrative (who needs it?