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Hairs and swellings left and right in different places (8)

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I believe the answer is:

bristles

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Here is my best explanation:

'hairs' is the definition.

(bristle is a kind of hair)

I cannot understand how the remainder of the clue works.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for bristles that I've seen before include "Blisters with short stiff hairs", "Stiff hairs" and "Short stiff hairs".)

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