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Bristle vs. Fur

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Bristlenoun

A stiff or coarse hair.

‘the bristles of a pig’;

Furnoun

The hairy coat of various mammal species, especially when fine, soft and thick.

Bristlenoun

The hairs or other filaments that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.

Furnoun

The hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.

Bristleverb

To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

Furnoun

A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.

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Bristleverb

To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.

Furnoun

A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.

Bristleverb

(with at) To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.

‘The employees bristled at the prospect of working through the holidays.’;

Furnoun

A thick pile of fabric.

Bristleverb

To fix a bristle to.

‘to bristle a thread’;

Furnoun

The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.

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Bristlenoun

A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.

Furnoun

The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.

Bristlenoun

A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.

Furnoun

The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.

Bristleverb

To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; - sometimes with up.

‘Now for the bare-picked bone of majestyDoth dogged war bristle his angry crest.’; ‘Boy, bristle thy courage up.’;

Furnoun

(heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.

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Bristleverb

To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.

Furnoun

Rabbits and hares, as opposed to partridges and pheasants (called feathers).

Bristleverb

To rise or stand erect, like bristles.

‘His hair did bristle upon his head.’;

Furnoun

A furry; a member of the furry subculture.

Bristleverb

To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.

‘The hill of La Haye Sainte bristling with ten thousand bayonets.’; ‘Ports bristling with thousands of masts.’;

Furnoun

Pubic hair.

Bristleverb

To show defiance or indignation.

Furnoun

Sexual attractiveness.

Bristlenoun

a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

Furverb

(transitive) To cover with fur or a fur-like coating.

Bristlenoun

a stiff hair

Furverb

(intransitive) To become covered with fur or a fur-like coating.

Bristleverb

be in a state of movement or action;

‘The room abounded with screaming children’; ‘The garden bristled with toddlers’;

Furverb

To level a surface by applying furring to it.

Bristleverb

rise up as in fear;

‘The dog's fur bristled’; ‘It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!’;

Furpreposition

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Bristle

A bristle is a stiff hair or feather (natural or artificial), either on an animal, such as a pig, a plant, or on a tool such as a brush or broom.

Furnoun

The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

Furnoun

The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.

Furnoun

Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.

Furnoun

Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).

‘Wrapped up in my furs.’;

Furnoun

Any coating considered as resembling fur

Furnoun

One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.

Furadjective

Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

Furverb

To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes.

Furverb

To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.

Furverb

To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.

Furnoun

the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Furnoun

dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

Furnoun

a garment made of fur

Furnoun

a member of a Muslim people of the mountainous and desert regions of south-western Sudan.

Furnoun

the language of the Fur, an isolated member of the Nilo-Saharan family, with about 500,000 speakers.

Furverb

coat or clog with a deposit

‘the stuff that furs up coronary arteries’;

Furverb

covered with or made from a particular type of fur

‘the black-furred rabbit’;

Furverb

level (floor or wall timbers) by inserting strips of wood

‘the drain could be concealed by furring out the original wall’;

Furadjective

relating to the Fur or their language.

Fur

Fur is a thick growth of hair that covers the skin of many different animals, particularly mammals. It consists of a combination of oily guard hair on top and thick underfur beneath.

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