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nettle
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Fahrenheit 451
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as in: beware of nettles near the river Define
a type of plant with stinging or irritating hairs
  • Half an hour later, cold, and moving carefully on the tracks, fully aware of his entire body, his face, his mouth, his eyes stuffed with blackness, his ears stuffed with sound, his legs prickled with burrs and nettles, he saw the fire ahead.

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  • I ran into some stinging nettles.
  • He swept around in his long black cloak, watching them weigh dried nettles and crush snake fangs,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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as in: beware of nettles near the river Define
a type of plant with stinging or irritating hairs
as in: my nettlesome little sister Define
to annoy -- especially with minor irritations
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