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Synonyms for bristly

Synonyms for bristly

very irritable

having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

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The post Scientists decipher colour of 'super cute' bristly dinosaur appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
BEECH LANDING: This part of the garden is edged by beech trees and this year their mast - the triangular bronze seeds that spill out of bristly cases - is prodigious.
Guy Myhill's uninvitingly titled debut feature gets significant mileage out of its golden-hour lensing and the bristly charisma of its younger cast members, but seems torn between narrative possibilities in its story of a 16-year-old lad manning up against his mother's boorish b.
Titled Expanding the Universe and dated 2008, it shows the outlines of a bristly three-legged animal whose head is not easy to make out.
Scudamore said: "It's our international confederations that have squeezed the calendar, not us, so we really get quite bristly at the idea that, with the fixture calendar, it's somehow us being the awkward ones.
html) signs point to the bristly Portuguese tactician leaving Spain and returning to Chelsea on 1 July, meaning Casillas will remain in the Spanish capital.
A bristly hermaphroditic sea slug mates employing a use-it-then-lose-it penis, and carries one or two extras for future use, researchers have discovered.
Coxae covered with yellowish-white hairs, hairs on lower edge of coxae longer, mid coxa with 1-2 blackish bristly hairs.
They got stuck on the Bristly Ridge which had a light covering of snow as they made their way to Glyder Fach.
Most cat lovers are aware of the bristly tail that is hung low to the ground, which is a sign of aggression, but there are plenty more cues that can help you understand your cat.
Goggling my battered boots and bristly jaw with his one good eye, he gave me a big 5-toothed grin.
Another video camera coupled with a dissecting microscope helped to determine that individual droplets of sticky glue slide along the leg's bristly hair, and to estimate the forces of adhesion to the web.
The Adonis may have smouldering looks and the smoothest throw in arrers, but his bristly opponent boasts more accurate access to the treble 20 bed.
Luckily Dr Lynn, a man unafraid to get bear scat impaled on his bristly beard in order to pick up Hope's scent and return her to the now despondent Lily, was to prove her last shot at survival.
The app allows the user to re-create a paintbrush stroke and even creates bristly lines and broader touches to match an artist's use of a canvas.