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But to conquer those obstacles which bristled round the South Pole, rendering it more inaccessible than the North, which had not yet been reached by the boldest navigators--was it not a mad enterprise, one which only a maniac would have conceived?
The brute made no sign of retreat; but its ears went back, its hair bristled, and its body crouched together.
Stung by his language, his tormentors had immediately bristled at him with a great show of resenting unjust oaths.
In this way, they hovered round him, feathering him with arrows, as he reared and plunged about, until he was bristled all over like a porcupine.
It was so far a description of himself that he had the feet of an Elephant: but the rest of him was skin and bone: and the wisps of loose straw, that bristled all about him, suggested that he had been originally stuffed with it, and that nearly all the stuffing had come out.
The field bristled with the long and deadly spears which they bore.