In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on animal) cerda feminine(on plant) pelo masculinethis brush is genuine bristle — este cepillo es de pura cerda
- with nylon bristle — con cerda de nylon
- He felt the rough bristles of its hide scouring his own furless skin.
- He strokes his servant's beard, enjoying the feel of soft bristles against the palm of his hand.
- He followed the contours of my ears and felt the bristles of my beard.
- Golden bristles stubbled his cheeks and jaw and his hair needed a quick comb.
- His lip, covered with short bristles, quavered slightly.
- I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
2(on human)his face was covered in bristle(s) — tenía la barba crecida
1(stand up)(fur/hair) erizarse(fur/hair) ponerse de punta
- Her lawyers bristled at suggestions there may be no other willing witnesses to bring.
- My fur bristled as I could tell that wolves had surrounded the clearing.
- Enron officials have bristled at criticism that they aren't working quickly enough.
- He looked down at Ace whose fur was bristling and her teeth and claws were bared.
- The actors bristle at the notion that this sentiment will alienate a patriotic American audience.
- I turned into a tiger and roared, feeling the sinews under my skin tighten, and my adopted whiskers bristle.
- Her eyes were phosphorus green and her fur bristled up.
- She stood with her fur bristling as she watched a form race across the hills towards them.
- At a press conference, the foreign secretary bristled at the suggestion he would be taking a message to New Delhi.
- He seemed a little taken aback, sat and listened with fur bristling, one hand stroking the back of the other.
- Dahlia was not uncomfortable, she was bristling - seething.
- She visably bristled when pressed about how tiny Tom is.
- Ambrose was bristling in anger at the doctor's comment, so for a moment he could say nothing.
- Daniel bristled at the Captain's accusation, ‘What girl?’
- ‘You make us sound like pets,’ said Ternora, bristling a little.
- Josh bristled as he said in defense, ‘Not all of us used violent means.’
- The fledgling stiffened, feathers bristling as though roused by a gale.
- She forced herself not to react visibly, but she bristled despite her efforts.
- Lewis bristles at the suggestion he's here to legitimize his acting.
- Ayane shot up to a sitting position, back ramrod-straight and fur bristling.
- Her fur bristled in surprise, but she smiled at me when she turned.
- The hairs on Rolando's neck bristled and he trembled with fear but continued to run after her.
- Watching him disheveled and obviously bristled, the messenger wondered who would fall prey to his rage.
- Now his fur bristled again, although not with pride.
- Her ruff, all her fur bristled and her claws were unsheathed.
- The wolfish creature padded like a soldier down the hall, its fur bristling and its head held high by its broad chest.
- There was a subtle change in Adair towards defensive and Tristin stared at her as she almost bristled at him.
- It stood in the middle of the road now, its gray fur bristling and its yellowed teeth bared.
- He also bristled at claims that the organization did not view medical privacy as a priority issue.
- Andrew bristled at being told what his subject was and wasn't going to do.
- Now her trim form bristled, like a cat about to attack.
- Patrick bristled at the words, but could find no hidden insult, nor could he think of an objection to the statement.
- My hair bristled and I felt all my muscles twitch spasmodically.
- The young soldier bristled at being called a child.
- She could feel her short hair bristling against her chin and cheeks.
- Elanor was peering in the doorway, her fur bristling.
- His spiky black hair bristled as he ran to catch up with Kia's team.
- Her fur bristled, Ki's bright orange eyes shot to the door.
- Its passionate verve makes your hair bristle with sheer pleasure.
- He's positively bristling about the government's failure to react to the crisis.
2(bridle)erizarsehe bristleed — se erizó
- to bristle at sth
- she bristled at his rudeness — su grosería la irritó / la enfureció
3(have many)to bristle with sth
- the place was bristling with tourists — el lugar estaba plagado de turistas
- a bristling mustache — un bigote hirsuto
- to bristle with difficulties — estar erizado de dificultades
- They bristled with weapons and were covered from head to foot in thick armor.
- At the horse's feet, a pallet fence bristles with lances; their bearers have vanished away.
- Their Internet sites bristle with purported official documents that detail and expose alleged plots.
- It's nondescript, faceless - yet bristling with hubris.
- She sat propped up in bed, bristling with tubes, and called to each of us by name.
- He never merely asserts: every paragraph bristles with footnotes and quiet exposition.
- The screen bristles with sanctimonious speeches, but the same slogans echo relentlessly.
- The new songs bristle with an excitement and immediacy that demand attention.
- The top and outer face of the wall are bristling with bamboo spikes.
- This fall's literary landscape fairly bristles with weirdness, perversion, and subversion.
- Our boats bristled with cudgels, axes, knives, and machetes.
- True sore winners, they bristled with outrage at being judged for their results, not their professed intentions.
- It bristled with raw jalapeño, cut slightly by the rich cream sauce.
- ‘I don't care,’ I shot back at her, bristling with rage.
- Built to last, they bristle with every modern convenience.
- In the beginning, the area had been crawling with soldiers and bristling with guns.
- In his experience the airwaves are bristling with talk of drug use.
- His voice bristled with practised conviction.
- Our finalists, listed below, were an unusually eclectic group this year, bristling with personality.
- The newspaper's office, a few kilometres away, is far from spiffy, even as it bristles with strategy ideas.
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