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Any of various shrubs or bushes having thorns or spines.


another name for thorn2



any of various shrubs or bushes having spines or thorns.
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Without waiting for breakfast, Rikki-tikki ran to the thornbush where Darzee was singing a song of triumph at the top of his voice.
Well, do you see the low hill beyond with the thornbush upon it.
We had hardly closed the thornbush door of our zareba, clasped each other's hands, and thrown ourselves panting upon the ground beside our spring, when we heard a patter of feet and then a gentle, plaintive crying from outside our entrance.
And she pressed the thorn-bush to her breast, so firmly, that it might be thoroughly warmed, and the thorns went right into her flesh, and her blood flowed in large drops, but the thornbush shot forth fresh green leaves, and there came flowers on it in the cold winter night, the heart of the afflicted mother was so warm; and the thorn-bush told her the way she should go.
Extant species of Notiosorex are found in a wide variety of habitats, in sites described by various collectors as desert scrub, oak-pine forest, yellow pine forest, grassland with oak (Quercas species) chaparral and oak woodland habitats nearby, alkaline marsh, sandy flats, arid grassland with scattered catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii), juniper (Juniperus species), and mesquite (Prosopis species), tropical forest, riparian vegetation, scattered cacti and dense thornbush, abandoned agricultural fields bordered by scattered cacti, thornbush, and mesquite, damp spots under rocky ledges, and semidesert (Carraway and Timm, 2000; Carraway, 2007).
As quoted in the article, Bishop Matthew Clark's 1982 pastoral letter, "The Fire in the Thornbush," gives a powerful tribute by his statement, "Many women have also demonstrated that they have the gift of inspired preaching.
One of my longest shots in Africa was taken by leaning my back into a 2-foot thornbush and resting the .
We had been taking turns climbing up and down its back, and when my chance came I jumped on and the donkey bolted into a nearby thornbush," he reportedly said in the interview.
We crept hundreds of yards through the thornbush before finding the bull, and when he saw us at the same time as we saw him, my anxiety spiked as I watched my small target grow much smaller as the hippo spooked and went lower beneath the water's surface until only a few inches of skull showed.
Here are modern idiomatic, fantastically illustrated retellings of familiar fables like Dog and Wolf, Fox and Grapes, Crow and Fox, Lion, Fox and Wolf, Wolf and Lamb, Mouse and Lion, Frog and Bull, Cockerel, Dog and Fox, Mosquito, Lion and Spider, fir Tree and Thornbush, The Axe and the Trees, Partridge and the Fighting Cocks, and the Town Mouse and Country Mouse.
The production process will be streamlined and will more efficiently harvest thornbush and produce biomass fuel.
This wasn't surprising; the countryside was dry thornbush, and this was the only open water we'd seen.