All the windows were bristling with muskets, and a storm of bullets began to fall on the yard.
A forest of lances was bristling above the mass of heads, helmets, and hats; and in the midst of that forest flowed on toward the frontier of Poland the great blue banners with white crosses in the centre.
Those cone-shaped masses presented a front of horses, and their broader sides were filled and bristling with lances.
Next they perceived all around them an infinite number of beasts, lean, panting, with bristling claws, and mingled together one above another in a mysterious and terrifying confusion.
They suddenly entered upon belts of sand bristling with thorny thickets.
Between these were narrow valleys, bristling with trees, the last clumps of which rose to the top of the lowest cone.
The rocks among which the cascade flowed were bristling with icicles.
Glades, bristling with stumps worn away by time, were covered with dry wood, which formed an inexhaustible store of fuel.
Herbert had none, Neb but little, but their companions were bristling in a way which justified the making of the said scissors.
On the left, the country appeared to be one vast extent of sandy downs, bristling with thistles.
The jaguar advanced and gazed around him with blazing eyes, his hair bristling as if this was not the first time he had scented men.
The thorax is sometimes bristlingwith hairy tufts.
Reaumur one day saw one part of the cocoon bristling with hairs.
However that may be, its beak is curved, and about the tenth of an inch long, the surface bristlingwith hairs.
And in an open glade, in an angle formed by two bushes of bristling thorns, stood the boar, the dogs springing and snapping around him, but none of them quite liking to tackle him.
A deep-toned murmur, sounding like a muffled roar, goes forth from the throats of two hundred dark warriors, and the ghostly light glints on a forest of bristling assegais.
The animals were standing quietly about the large enclosure seventy yards in diameter, with its solid, bristling thorn-fence eight or nine feet high and its massive five-barred gate.
From the brow of the cliff rises a rugged steep, thickly grown with dark prickly aloes, whose bristling shapes, surmounted by bunches of red blossom, sprout upwards from the dry, stony soil.
Add to this a long quill generally held across the mouth, and looking at a distance like a cat's bristling whiskers, and you have a portrait of a man, than whom I have never seen anyone more resembling a carnivorous animal.
Old Caleb Wiley spat through his bristling beard, and his voice was a quavering rumble.
Against all aggressors, with every feather bristling and angry eyes, she warns them, protects them, and defends them.
The beak is terminated by a horny point bristling with small hooks.
If two males meet on the calyx of a flower, bristling with anger, and uttering their cry, they rush on one another.
On this ill-omened vehicle there stood three persons, the prisoner, and two of the armed wardens of the Bastile, the former ironed very heavily, and the latter bristling with offensive weapons.
We went on again, seeing a perspective of canals and bridges crossing and recrossing each other, until we came to a great square, sparkling with lights, and bristling with masts of ships, and finally we reached our inn in an adjacent street.