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Pray accept my congratulations," said Miss Garth, bristling all over with implied objections to Frank -- "my congratulations, and my apologies.
Marley in his pigtail, usual waistcoat, tights and boots; the tassels on the latter bristling, like his pigtail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair upon his head.
A long room with three long rows of desks, and six of forms, and bristling all round with pegs for hats and slates.
He was prematurely bald on the top of his head, and had bushy black eyebrows that wouldn't lie down but stood up bristling.
Now they drew near, mad with fury, their manes bristling, and lashing their flanks with their long tails.
All round me were little ripples, combing over with a sharp, bristling sound and slightly phosphorescent.
cried Alice again, for this time the Mouse was bristling all over, and she felt certain it must be really offended.