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  • ’I say,’ interposed John Browdie, nettled by these accumulated attacks on his wife, ’dra’ it mild, dra’ it mild.’
  • …avenge the insult; but remembering that the man was drunk, and that it could come to little but a noisy brawl, he contented himself with darting a contemptuous look at the tyrant, and walked, as majestically as he could, upstairs: not a little nettled, however, to observe that Miss Squeers and Master Squeers, and the servant girl, were enjoying the scene from a snug corner; the two former indulging in many edifying remarks about the presumption of poor upstarts, which occasioned a vast…

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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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