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nettle
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
my nettlesome little sister
Definition
to annoy — especially with minor irritations
  • Nettled not a little by L. Boom (as it incorrectly stated) and the line of bitched type but tickled to death simultaneously by C. P. M'Coy and Stephen Dedalus B. A. who were conspicuous, needless to say, by their total absence (to say nothing of M'Intosh) L. Boom pointed it out to his companion B. A. engaged in stifling another yawn, half nervousness, not forgetting the usual crop of nonsensical howlers of misprints.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (66% in)

There are no more uses of "nettle" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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  • Those homely recipes are often the best: strawberries for the teeth: nettles and rainwater: oatmeal they say steeped in buttermilk.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (88% in)

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