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Any of various shrubs or bushes having thorns or spines.
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another name for thorn2
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any of various shrubs or bushes having spines or thorns.
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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.
Well, do you see the low hill beyond with the thornbush upon it.
Without waiting for breakfast, Rikki-tikki ran to the thornbush where Darzee was singing a song of triumph at the top of his voice.
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.
The alleged assault took place on a path between Thornbush Road and Rosehaugh Road.
Threading the needle, I triggered two shots through tiny openings in the thornbush, dropping the bull with the second.
When the conch in its resistant amphibious place slips and falls: body image book weird thornbush, condemning me with its pearly spot covered in soot and turned to betrayal: a splintered seashell, is that a friendship or not?
Chyet, "And a Thornbush Sprang Up Between Them': Studies on Mem u Zin, a Kurdish Romance" (PhD diss., University of California at Berkeley, 1991), vol.
Primarily a creature of deserts and dry thornbush, the collared peccary ranges from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona down through Mexico all the way to northern Argentina.
We talk about European tales and, politically, European settlers--but some of those tales, for instance "The Jew in the Thornbush," are, like European society historically speaking, deeply, disturbingly anti-Semitic.