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Eremochaetus: Diptera in which there is a general absence of bristles.

The bristles rose at the back of his neck, and his heart froze.

It was also split very small and used for the bristles of brushes.

When this is the case the legs are provided with spines, or bristles.

From the back of his head along his back the bristles are long and stout.

The bristles are put into the roller all over it, so it is just like any brush, only round.

It bristles with incongruity and contradiction, yet it is as logical as a syllogism.

All his body was covered with hair and bristles, and yet—good heavens!

After the bristles are ready, the next thing is to make the stemming.

They would never forget what Fred and Bristles had done for them.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English byrst "bristle," with metathesis of -r-, from Proto-Germanic *bursti- (cf. Middle Dutch borstel, German borste), from PIE *bhrsti- from root *bhars- "point, bristle" (cf. Sanskrit bhrstih "point, spike"). With -el, diminutive suffix.

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beard

nounfacial hair on human
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