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This set of two Oxo scrub brushes is designed for the hardest to reach, toughest stains, with durable nylon bristles and comfortable no-slip grips.
Avoid wringing out a brush after washing, which can damage its bristles, Lee said.
If you don’t, “the bristles tend to get frayed and do not effectively remove as much bacteria and plaque from your mouth,” she says.
His face was hidden beneath a beard of bristling, bushy red, and he had a sharp hook nose and small, bright eyes.
The duke was agricultural above all things; he had a model estate bristling with scientific improvement.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
With his hair bristling, Balsamo receded to the door, uncertain whether to flee or remain.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
His overcoat was army blue, but he wore a bristling fur cap, and his rifle was slung on his back.
Two of the dark-grey masses, bristling with steel on our front, began to move towards the battery.
Bassett's jaw was square and firm—power was manifest there, unmistakably, and his bristling mustache suggested combativeness.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Suddenly the dog whirled about, the hair on his back bristling as he gave a threatening growl.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT

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