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bristle

noun     /ˈbrɪs.l̩/
[C] a short, stiff hair, usually one of many: The old woman had a few grey bristles sprouting from her chin.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals [C or U] The bristles of a brush are the stiff hairs or pieces of plastic that are connected to it: The best quality men's shaving brushes are made from badger bristle. My toothbrush has blue and white plastic bristles.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals bristly     /ˈbrɪs.li/ adjective He had furry eyebrows and bristly (= short, sticking up) hair.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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