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nettle
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
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.
    p. 138.9
nettles = irritating hairs from certain  types of plants

(editor's note:  On standardized tests, you are more likely to see another sense of nettle which means "to annoy" as in "Don't nettle your sister," or "...my nettlesome little sister.")
There are no more uses of "nettle" in Fahrenheit 451.

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