bristle

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stand up

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be angry

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abound

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to be abundantly filled or richly supplied

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a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament)

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a stiff hair

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be in a state of movement or action

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rise up as in fear

have or be thickly covered with or as if with bristles

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react in an offended or angry manner

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He crouched down under the impending blow, his hair bristling, but his teeth still keeping tight hold of the rabbit.
He was looking back at us, his writhing lips lifted clear of the very roots of his huge fangs, his hair bristling and his tail lashing.
And saw it also, with hair bristling, its head upwards, trembling in the stillest midnight, when even dogs believe in ghosts:
He rose and growled horribly, bristling his stiff hair.
At my discovery I leaped to my feet so suddenly that it brought Raja, growling and bristling, upon all fours in an instant.