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nettle
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Harry Potter (#1) 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
  • He swept around in his long black cloak, watching them weigh dried nettles and crush snake fangs,
    p.138.9

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  • I ran into some stinging nettles.

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  • …wine,
    Three of us are killers, waiting bidden in line.
    Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore,
    To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:
    First, however slyly the poison tries to hide
    You will always find some on nettle wine’s left side;
    Second, different are those who stand at either end,
    But if you would move onward, neither is your friend;
    Third, as you see clearly, all are different size,
    Neither dwarf nor giant holds death in their…
    p.285.5
  • …to read it:
    Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
    Two of us will help you, which ever you would find,
    One among us seven will let you move ahead,
    Another will transport the drinker back instead,
    Two among our number hold only nettle wine,
    Three of us are killers, waiting bidden in line.
    Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore,
    To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:
    First, however slyly the poison tries to hide
    You will always find some…
    p.285.3

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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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