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quickthorn

(ˈkwɪkˌθɔːn)
n
(Plants) hawthorn, esp when planted as a hedge
[C17: probably from quick in the sense "fast-growing": compare quickset]
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Minutes later a similar device was thrown at a house in nearby Quickthorn Place, although it failed to ignite.
George Kirby, 19 Quickthorn Crescent, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool L28 1NY I AM seeking information on the Taylor brothers (one called Alfred), who toured northern theatres and played Liverpool in 1924.
Those charged were: Samuel Joseph David Cummins, 20, unemployed, of The Crescent, Coleraine; John Joseph McVicker, a 19-year-old roofer of Quickthorn Place, Coleraine; Delwyn Thomas James Colley, 18, a student electrician of Sconce Road, Macosquin; and Denis James Thomas McClements, 20 an artex finisher from Ballycastle Road, Coleraine.
They are unemployed Samuel Joseph David Cummins, 20, of The Crescent; John Joseph McVicker, a 19-year-old roofer from Quickthorn Place; Denis James Thomas McClements, a 20-year-old decorator from Ballycastle Road and 18-year-old student electrician Delwyn Thomas James Colley from Sconce Road, Macosquin.
The hawthorn, or quickthorn, hedges seem to add yards of greenery by the day and soon this patchwork will join to create one continuous strip, linking the towns and villages together.
They escaped injury when five shots were fired through the living room window in Quickthorn Place in the staunchly Protestant Harper's Hill estate.
Accomplice Frank Daly, 31, of Quickthorn Place, Coleraine, was given six years and the gang's getaway driver 23-year-old John Thompson, of Riverside Road, Bushmills, was jailed for three and a half years.