A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.
To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up.
a stiff, slender appendage
The best quality bristles come from a strip running across the backs of wild hogs in Chungking Province, China. Bristle hairs are stiff and coarse with natural curve and have a V-shaped split end called a "flagged tip". Brushes formed with the flags turning into (or interlocked with) the ferrule offer the most spring, shape retention and control. Bristle brushes are best suited for oils and acrylics.
Natural animal fibers used to create brush tufts.
a rigid trichome similar to a pig's bristle.
A stiff, strong trichome, as in the perianth of some members of the Cyperaceae.
n. (AS. bristl, byrst, a bristle) stiff, strong but slender hair or trichome.
a stiff hair or hairlike growth
The working part of a brush containing natural bristles (usually hog hair) or artificial bristles (nylon or polyester).
a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
Working part of brush, either natural (usually hog hair) or artificial (nylon or polyester). (see About Painting Tools.)
a stiff hair which is more than one cell broad at the base.
A type of brush made up of stiff hairs.
A short, coarse, stiff hair or hairlike part.
n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
A hair-like structure; in members of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), it refers to one type of pappus, while in certain members of the sedge family (Cyperaceae) it refers to reduced perianth parts.
The working part of a brush containing natural bristle (usually hog hair) or artificial bristle (nylon or polyester).
A stiff hair, sometimes pricklelike.
A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. Also used are synthetic materials such as nylon or straw in items such as brooms and sweepers. Bristles are often used to make brushes for cleaning uses, as they are strongly abrasive; common examples include the toothbrush and toilet brush.