having or covered with safety barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
- of Bristle
(imp. & p. p.) of Bristle
Niccolini blasted tyranny in his tragedies, the novelist Guerrazzi re-evoked the memories of the last struggle for Florentine freedom in LAssedio di Firenze, and Verdis operas bristled with political double entendres which escaped the censor but were understood and applauded by the audience.