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 for Bristling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bristle \Bris"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bristled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Bristling.]
     1. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the
        bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up.
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              Now for the bare-picked bone of majesty
              Doth dogged war bristle his angry crest. --Shak.
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              Boy, bristle thy courage up.          --Shak.
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     2. To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "bristling":
     alive with, barbellate, bristled, bristly, bursting, close,
     compact, crammed, crawling, crowded, crowding, dense, firm, full,
     glochidiate, hairy, hirsute, hispid, in profusion, jam-packed,
     jammed, lavish, overflowing, packed, populous, prodigal, profuse,
     proliferating, prolific, rife, serried, setaceous, setose, setous,
     solid, strigal, strigate, strigose, stubbled, stubbly, studded,
     superabundant, swarming, teeming, thick, thick as hail, thick with,
     thick-coming, thronged, thronging
  
  

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