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nettle
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Anna Karenina
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  • But for Levin she was as easy to find in that crowd as a rose among nettles.
  • But though Stepan Arkadyevitch was accustomed to very different dinners, he thought everything excellent: the herb brandy, and the bread, and the butter, and above all the salt goose and the mushrooms, and the nettle soup, and the chicken in white sauce, and the white Crimean wine— everything was superb and delicious.

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  • "Then put away the game," he said in a shaking voice to Philip, trying not to look at Vassenka, "and cover them with some nettles.

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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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