Prickly sentence example

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  • I'll beat Old Prickly, all right.
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  • Prickly forms of Statice and Astragalus cover the dry hills.
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  • The entire valley of the Rio Grande, from El Paso to Brownsville, grows many species of cactus, and other prickly coriaceous shrubs.
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  • The caroub tree and the prickly pear are extensively cultivated.
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  • The flowers have an urn-shaped calyx which persists around the fruit and is strongly veined, with five stiff, broad, almost prickly lobes; these, when the soft matter is removed by maceration, form very elegant specimens when associated with leaves prepared in a similar way.
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  • Some have held that it is a prickly shrub, Zizyphus Lotus, which bears a sweet-tasting fruit, and still grows in the old home of the Lotophagi.
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  • At the base of the tube, in both groups, the ovary becomes developed into a fleshy (often edible) fruit, that produced by the Opuntia being known as the prickly pear or Indian fig.
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  • Opuntia, the prickly pear, or Indian fig cactus, is a large typical group, comprising some 150 species, found in North America, the West Indies, and warmer parts of South America, extending as far as Chile.
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  • On the more barren soil the sumach shrub, the leaves of which are used for tanning, and the prickly pear grow freely.
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  • Almonds are widely cultivated in Sicily, Sardinia and the sor~ithern provinces; walnut trees throughout the peninsula, their wood being more important than their fruit; hazel nuts, figs, prickly pears (used in the south and the islands for hedges, their fruit being a minor consideration), peaches, pears, locust beans and pistachio nuts are among the other fruits.
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  • Tuna are much eaten under the name of prickly pears, and are greatly esteemed for their cooling properties.
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  • Helena is delightfully situated with Mt Helena as a background in the hollow of the Prickly Pear valley, a rich agricultural region surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains, and contains many fine buildings, including the state capitol, county court house, the Montana club house, high school, the cathedral of St Helena, a federal building, and the United States assay office.
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  • The prickly poppy (Argemone grandiflora) is a fine Mexican perennial with large white flowers.
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  • In the swamps are the bald cypress, the white cedar and the live oak, usually draped in southern long moss; south of Cape Fear river are palmettos, magnolias, prickly ash, the American olive and mock orange; along streams in the Coastal Plain Region are the sour gum, the sweet bay and several species of oak; but the tree that is most predominant throughout the upland portion of this region is the long-leaf or southern pine.
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  • A thousand mountain torrents have scooped out for themselves picturesque ravines, clothed with an ever-fresh verdure of prickly thorns, stunted gnarled shrubs, and here and there a noble forest tree.
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  • Maybe it was better he was so prickly.
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  • Among the natural flora may be noted the wild olive, the lentisk (from which oil is extracted), the prickly pear, the myrtle, broom, cytisus, the juniper.
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  • Ilex, usually a smaller tree, frequently of rather shrub-like appearance, with abundant glossy dark-green leaves, generally ovate in shape and more or less prickly at the margin, but sometimes with the edges entire; the under surface is hoary; the acorns are oblong on short stalks.
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  • Prickly pear (opuntia) hedges are as frequent as in Sicily.
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  • Of the Characeae many are so exceedingly brittle that it is best to float them out like sea-weeds, except the prickly species, which may be carefully laid out on bibulous paper, and when dry fastened on sheets of white paper by means of gummed strips.
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  • The best-known fruits, besides dates and grapes, are figs, sycamore-figs and pomegranates, apricots and peaches, oranges and citrons, lemons and limes, bananas, which are believed to be of the fruits of Paradise (being always in season), different kinds of melons (including some of aromatic flavour, and the refreshing water-melon), mulberries, Indian figs or prickly pears, the fruit of the lotus and olives.
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  • The latter are borne three together, invested by a cupule of four green bracts, which, as the fruit matures, grow to form the tough green prickly envelope surrounding the group of generally three nuts.
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  • I might resort to extremely prickly plants round the edge.
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  • "Does Dusty …" "I'll let him know," Damian said, well aware of how prickly the assassin got whenever Damian interfered with how he ran the Western Hemisphere.
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  • It is generous enough to disarm the most prickly of authors, and perceptive enough to compel admiration in its own right.
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  • Plant wildlife-friendly vegetation, such as prickly bushes and thick climbers in the garden to provide secure cover for birds.
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  • On the small land trail, the main feature is the unique giant prickly pear cactus.
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  • The flower head becomes a prickly seed head, with each individual flower producing a stiff spiky calyx holding the seed.
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  • Prickly sow-thistle seeds ingested by earthworms have been found intact in the worm casts.
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  • A barrier of prickly hedge may be all the protection you need around your property.
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  • It isn't a good idea to plant prickly holly among your flower borders.
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  • Some of these topics will be followed up - for example on prickly pear.
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  • Creature Features Creature Features is a BRAND NEW interactive animal land with inquisitive meerkats, wallabies, rheas, skunks and prickly porcupines.
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  • Climb the crack to the holly, which now looks very prickly!
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  • I caught my foot on some rather prickly undergrowth which split the top of the boot.
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  • If they sound a little prickly for you, don't worry.
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  • Alan Shearer was too prickly, Nigel Mansell too dull.
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  • But what I don't understand is why digital converts get so prickly whenever anyone points out the limitations of digital imaging?
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  • It meant I could cover up when the cloud came in, or if the undergrowth became prickly.
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  • The local stalls sell prickly pears, aubergines in every shape and colored Coca-Cola bottles filled with a yogurt drink.
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  • Cacti, including prickly pear were common in lower areas.
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  • On the sandy beach the strand plant Salsola kali spp kali prickly saltwort Helys Ysbigog was found.
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  • It is a prickly shrub that can form extensive patches.
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  • Its beak is long and narrow enough to extract seeds from prickly thistles, on which it is often seen feeding.
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  • In choosing species for planting, prickly ones are an obvious choice to discourage vandalism.
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  • This will create a very dense, prickly evergreen hedge, which is shade tolerant, retaining the bright variegation even in the shade.
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  • Prickly pear is the popular name for species of Opuntia (see Cactus).
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  • The shores are fringed with the mangrove; the prickly pear grows luxuriantly in the most barren districts; and wherever the ground is left to itself the sage bush springs up profusely.
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  • Some 320 species of fern have been collected, and there are large numbers of spiny and prickly plants, as well as numerous grasses, reeds and rushes, many of them of great service in the native manufactures of mats, hats, baskets, &c.
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  • The reader can almost feel prickly cool touch of air on the skin.
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  • The plant produces a thick straight stalk which holds a cluster of prickly heads.
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  • This herbal tincture is a blend of herbal extracts including chamomile, prickly ash, burdock root, and devil's claw.
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  • The sensation is often described as prickly.
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  • As you know, boys your age can be a little prickly.
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  • Gordon Ramsay brought in viewers with his prickly ways and the popular Fox show launched the careers of some well-deserving chefs.
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  • That's not chump change, to be sure, but Simon Cowell, who has made his fortune from being prickly and rude on American Idol, is still doing alright in the number two spot.
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  • Commonly called raspberries, brambles plants are deciduous or semi-evergreen, trailing and often prickly shrubs which form a complex group known as Rubus fruticosus.
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  • It has prickly stems which are able to take root at their tips.
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  • Leaf margins are finely serrate which give a look of a tooth, have a smooth upper surface but its lower surfaces are a bit prickly.
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  • R. australis, from New Zealand, is without true leaves, and prickly.
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  • It also is a native, and where it flourishes it makes a dense prickly bush 2 feet high.
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  • Smilax Aspera - A well-marked species, with angular and usually prickly stems, reaching a height of 5 to 10 feet.
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  • Smilax Walteri - Stems angled, prickly below, the branches usually unarmed.
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  • Prickly Poppy (Argemone) - Handsome Poppy-like plants, said to be perennial, but perishing on moist soils after the first year.
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  • Prickly Thrift (Acantholimon) - Dwarf mountain plants of the Sea Lavender order, extending from the east of Greece to Thibet, and having their headquarters in Persia.
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  • It is a sturdy bush, noteworthy for its large yellowish, very prickly fruits.
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  • The stems are dwarf, slender, and very prickly, wreathed with flowers for a good part of their length.
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  • Spanish Silver Fir (Abies Pinsapo) - A large Fir, with bright green prickly foliage, thriving in almost any soil and in chalky districts.
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  • Romaneti, having the same bristly or even prickly character.
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  • Prickly heat is also known as sweat retention syndrome or miliaria rubra.
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  • Experimental application of topical antiseptics such as hexachlorophene almost completely prevent the rashes of prickly heat.
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  • It has a rich scent and prickly needles.
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  • Prickly Pear: If you prefer a more low-key green, try this color.
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  • Caused when sweat glands get blocked and sweat becomes trapped under the surface of the skin, prickly heat rash is a common seasonal condition during the hot and humid months of summer.
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  • While prickly heat rash is very itchy and red, the appearance of the rash is rather small and bumpy.
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  • While it is certainly uncomfortable, prickly heat rash requires no further treatment to go away.
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  • Prickly heat rash is a common skin condition that occurs most often during the heat of the summer.
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  • If you've spent a day in the sun and suddenly have a rash followed by intense itching, you may have a case of prickly heat rash.
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  • Prickly rash, also known as Miliaria, is often the result of underdeveloped sweat glands.
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  • Although much more widespread and prickly, even the most extensive form of heat rash will clear up on its own normally within several hours of the initial outbreak.
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  • To treat this extreme form of prickly heat rash, remove layers of clothing and allow the skin the opportunity to breathe and air out.
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  • If you are suffering from a case of prickly heat rash, be on the lookout for other symptoms of heat exhaustion such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and excessive perspiration.
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  • The prickly ash, Virginian creeper and staff-tree find here their northern limit; and the mountain maple, Canada blueberry, dwarf birch and ground hemlock their southern limit.
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  • An important product of the plateau and of the open districts of the tierras calientes, growing in the most arid places, is the " nopal " or prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica).
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  • Written as this name is in pictures or rebus, it probably suggested the invention of the well-known legend of a prophecy that the war-god's temple should be built where a prickly pear was found growing on a rock, and perched on it an eagle holding a serpent; this legend is still commemorated on the coins of Mexico.
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  • Not to mention the olive, which must have been introduced at a remote period, all the members of the orange tribe, the agave and the prickly pear, as well as other plants highly characteristic of Sicilian scenery, have been introduced since the beginning of the Christian era.
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  • Bananas are the most important crop. Other fruits grown in smaller quantities include oranges, figs, dates, pineapples, guavas, custard-apples and prickly pears.
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  • Tobacco, maize and potatoes have been introduced; and the aloe and prickly pear, called in Morocco the Christian fig, are also found.
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  • Hence the epigram of Antonios Kriezes to the queen of Greece: " The island produces prickly pears in abundance, splendid sea captains and excellent prime ministers."
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  • Sometimes there is attached to the rootstock a portion of stem, which is round and not prickly, differing in these respects from that of Smilax officinalis, which is square and prickly.
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  • Various other adulterants are sometimes used, such as the inspissated juice of the prickly pear, extracts from tobacco, stramonium and hemp, pulp of the tamarind and bael fruit, mahwah flowers and gums of different kinds.
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  • That which flows from the lower incisions is often collected on tiles or on a concave piece of the prickly pear (Opuntia), but is less crystalline and more glutinous, and is less esteemed.
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  • In the southern provinces flourish also various subtropical exotics, such as the banana, the West Indian cherimoya, and the prickly pear or Indian fig (Opuntia vulgaris), the last frequently grown as a hedge-plant, as in other Mediterranean countries, and extending even to the southern part of the table-land.
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  • In the forests are numerous bright-plumaged birds and many species of monkeys, mostly ground monkeys - the trees being too prickly for climbing.
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  • This type of rash is also known as prickly heat because of the tingling sensation some may experience.
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  • Oxycedrus, a common plant in the Mediterranean region, forming a shrub or low tree with spreading branches and short, stiff, prickly leaves.
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  • This word, applied in the form of KaKros by the ancient Greeks to some prickly plant, was adopted by Linnaeus as the name of a group of curious succulent or fleshy-stemmed plants, most of them prickly and leafless, some of which produce beautiful flowers, and are now so popular in our gardens that the name has become familiar.
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  • The agave and prickly pear, the myrtle, the olive and the dwarf palm grow luxuriantly; and the fields are covered with narcissus, iris and other flowers of every hue.
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