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nettle
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Dost think I am so muddy, so unsettled, To appoint myself in this vexation; sully The purity and whiteness of my sheets,— Which to preserve is sleep; which being spotted Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps; Give scandal to the blood o’ the prince, my son,— Who I do think is mine, and love as mine,— Without ripe moving to’t?

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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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