How to use Thorn in a sentence
He'd been a thorn in her side ever since.
Large areas of the plateau are covered with grass and occasional thorn trees.
The remainder of the day, so far as family life is concerned, is spent in the serdab, a cellar sunk somewhat below the level of the courtyard, damp from frequent wettings, with its half windows covered with hurdles thatched with camel thorn and kept dripping with water.
The wedding was celebrated at Torgau on the 14th of October 1711, in the house of the queen of Poland, and three weeks later the bridegroom was hurried away by his father to Thorn to superintend the provisioning of the Russian troops in Poland.
There was even a thorn upon the tip of his nose and he looked so funny that Dorothy laughed when she saw him.Advertisement
A small thorn bush grows out of the base of a wide crack.
The name means the shieling near the Thorn Tree.
The thorn trees look suitably spiky and you certainly know not to land on them if you can help it.
Babylon had always proved a thorn in the side of the Assyrian Empire.
If a thorn stuck in the foot is such a difficult thing to find... thorn stuck in the foot is such a difficult thing to find... thorn in the heart is how much more?Advertisement
If a thorn stuck in the foot is such a difficult thing to find... thorn in the heart is how much more?
A single drop of blood on the thorn further brings this point home.
A tame lion, from whose paw he is said to have removed a thorn, is often present.. .
A YouGov poll for The Daily Telegraph on Friday showed that the " trust " factor remains a thorn in Blair's side.
The month of September highlighted a problem which turned into a real thorn in Palace's side - drawing.Advertisement
The ' witness ' concept is like a big thorn, used to remove the little thorn of petty ego.
There was a large thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the foot.
The towns of the League, stretching from Thorn and Krakow on the East to the towns of the Zuider Zee on the West, and from Wisby and Reval in the North to GÃƒ¶ttingen in the South, were arranged in groups, following in the main the territorial divisions.
Casimir began by tying the hands of the Teutonic Order by the truce of Thorn; he induced the king of Bohemia to relinquish his claims to the Polish throne by consenting to leave him a free hand in Silesia (conference of Trencsen, early in 1335); and subsequently he attended the celebrated congress of Visegrad (November 12December 3, 1 335), where Charles Robert entertained him and the king of Bohemia magnificently.
Besides the grass and the creepers the bush is made up of berry-yielding bushes (some of the bushes being rich in aromatic resinous matter), the wait-abit thorn and white thorned mimosa.Advertisement
Farther east and north comes the Turkestan pine (Picea Schrenkiana), while at lower levels there grow willows, black and white poplars, tamarisk, Celtis, as well as Elaeagnus (wild olive), Hippophae rhamnoides (sallow thorn), Rubus fructicosus (blackberry), Prunus spinosa (blackthorn) and P. A rmeniaca (apricot).
Thorn is OK as far as it goes but many people use it to reify the notion of mental illness, which is unnecessary.
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A tame lion, from whose paw he is said to have removed a thorn, is often present...
A YouGov poll for The Daily Telegraph on Friday showed that the " trust " factor remains a thorn in Blair 's side.Advertisement
The month of September highlighted a problem which turned into a real thorn in Palace 's side - drawing.
A thorn hedge stood right across the path which he had known from a child.
Visitors to St Mary 's Quad can still see a thorn tree said to have been planted by Mary Queen of Scots.
Uxmal is a famous site of impressive Maya ruins amid deciduous thorn forest.
Thorn in the flesh is the Christian way of saying " pain in the neck ".Advertisement
Sister Sarah was the thorn in the side of every prison Governor in the country.
Everyone gets a splinter at some point - whether from an errant bit of wood, a metal shaving or a thorn or burr from a plant.
Box Thorn (Lycium) - Rambling shrubs, the best known being L. chinense, a common climber on cottage walls.
The symbol, known as Vesica Piscis, depicts a sword dividing two interlocked circles and foliage to symbolize the Glastonbury Holy Thorn.
Join her in her quest to save her family and stop Thorn, the King of the Trolls, from destroying all magic and bringing chaos to all the land.Advertisement
Destined to become the ruler of the Kingdom and the Element of Power, her sister becomes jealous and joins forces with Thorn, the King of the Trolls.
She must stop Thorn from destroying all magic and the lands from chaos.
It is a lot of fun to play.Save Kameo's family from the Evil Troll Thorn.
When it comes to hobos, you'll find everything flirty floral accents and delicate ribbon tie bags to rock style metal grommets and thorn and rose print screens.
Eric's deep affection for Beth and her children was a thorn in wife Stephanie's side.Advertisement
What Adam couldn't have realized was Dixie's relationship to Palmer Cortlandt and Tad Martin would become such a thorn in his plans.
Next, the heart is pierced by a thorn or may be wrapped in a crown of thorns, symbolic of the crown forced on Christ at his crucifixion.
From the point where the thorn pierces Christ's heart, droplets of water and blood may be depicted, signifying purification and redemption.
The history of ancient, non-tattooed body art begins in the tip of a sharp thorn, the keen edge of a bone knife or the incendiary surface of an archaic tool.
He takes no heed of his rider, pays no attention whether he be on his back or not, walks straight on when once set agoing, merely because he is too stupid to turn aside, and then should some tempting thorn or green branch allure him out of the path, continues to walk on in the new direction simply because he is too dull to turn back into the right road.Advertisement
Metamorphosis.It has already been pointed out that each kind of member of the body may present a variety of forms. For example, a stem may be a tree-trunk, or a twining stem, or a tendril, or a thorn, or a creeping rhizome, or a tuber; a leaf may be a green foliage-leaf, or a scale protecting a bud, or a tendril, or a pitcher, or a floral leaf, either sepal, petal, stamen or carpel (sporophyll); a root may be a fibrous root, or a swollen tap-root like that of the beet or the turnip. All these various forms are organs discharging some special function, and are examples of what Wolff called modification, and Goethe metamorphosis.
However, it may still be useful in describing monstrosities, and perhaps also those cases in which an organ serves first one purpose and then another, as when a leafy shoot eventually becomes a thorn, or the base of a foliage-leaf becomes a bud-scale.
We have seen that the action of Bohemund at Antioch was the negation of this theory, and that Alexius in consequence helped Raymund to establish himself in Tripoli as a thorn in the side of Bohemund, and sent an army and a fleet which wrested from the Normans the towns of Cilicia (1104).
The Haud (only the northern part of which is British territory - the rest is Abyssinian) consists partly of thorn jungle, the haud of the Somali, partly of rolling grass plains, called ban, and partly of semi-desert country called aror.
His orders were at once issued and complied with with such celerity that by the 31st he stood prepared to advance with the corps of Soult, Ney, Davout and Augereau, the Guard and the reserve cavalry (80,000 men on a front of 60 m.) from Myszienec through Wollenberg to Gilgenberg; whilst Lannes on his right towards Ostrolenka and Lefebvre (X.) at Thorn covered his outer flanks.Advertisement
Hitherto he had been based on the entrenched camp of Warsaw, but he had already taken steps to organize a new line of supply and retreat via Thorn, and this was now completed.
Both France and Anjou supported this pretender's cause from time to time; he was always a thorn in Henry's side till his untimely death at Alost (1128), but more especially after the catastrophe of the White Ship (1120) deprived the king of his only lawful son.
The midland region is characterized by grass lands (the Natal grasses are long and coarse) and by considerable areas of flat-topped thorn bush mimosa.
A grass belt separates the thorn bush from the districts carrying heavy timber, found mainly in the upland zone, along the sides of the mountains exposed to the rains and in kloofs.
The towns of the League, stretching from Thorn and Krakow on the East to the towns of the Zuider Zee on the West, and from Wisby and Reval in the North to GÃ¶ttingen in the South, were arranged in groups, following in the main the territorial divisions.
John of Bohemia was also a constant thorn in the side of Casimir.
At the peace of Thorn in 1466 it came under the lordship of Poland.
The Vistula, here of great width, and subject to destructive floods, enters the province near Thorn, and flowing north in a valley which divides the plateau, enters Danzig Bay by a large delta, the Werder.
Posen lies at the centre of a network of railways connecting it with Berlin, Breslau, Thorn, Kreuzburg, and Schneidemiihl.
The Teutonic Order, which had just been expelled from Hungary by Andrew II., joyfully accepted this new domicile, and its position in the north was definitely established by the compact of Kruschwitz in 1230, whereby it obtained absolute possession of the maritime district between Pomerania and Courland, and southwards as far as Thorn.
Not till the victory of Puck (September 17, 1462), one of the very few pitched battles in a war of raids, skirmishes and sieges, did fortune incline decisively to the side of the Poles, who maintained and improved their advantage till absolute exhaustion compelled the Knights to accept the mediation of a papal legate, and the second peace of Thorn (October 14, 1466) concluded a struggle which had reduced the Prussian provinces to a wilderness.'
By the second peace of Thorn, Poland recovered the provinces of Pomerelia, Kulm and Michalow, with the bishopric of Ermeland, numerous cities and fortresses, including Marien 18,000 of their 21,000 villages were destroyed, moo churches were razed to the ground, and the population was diminished by more than a quarter of a million.
About this time also flourished Nicholas Copernicus, a native of Thorn, one of the few Poles who have made themselves known beyond the limits of their country.
As early as 1530 Lutheran hymns were sung in the Polish language at Thorn.
It could neither afford to trifle with the sympathies of the French Catholics nor to interrupt the progress of those elements, which would naturally be a thorn in the side of the young German Empire, thus undo Bismarck's work, and restore the Vatican policy to its pristine strength and vigour.
A branch line, parallel to this last, connects Skierniewice with Thorn and Bromberg; while a military railway connects the fortresses of Warsaw and Ivangorod with Brest-Litovsk, via.
Shortly after the appearance of the Provinciales, on the 24th of May 1656, occurred the miracle of the Holy Thorn, a fragment of the crown of Christ preserved at Port Royal, which cured the little Marguerite Perier of a fistula lacrymalis.
In Bromberg and Thorn, in the valley of the Vistula, German is prevalent.
On the Russian frontier Konigsberg, Danzig, Thorn, Posen, Glogau (and on a smaller scale Boyen in East Prussia and Graudenz on the Vistula) were modernized and improved.
In this northern region villages are built in the Sudanese zeriba style, surrounded with thorn fences; more important places are enclosed by a well-built wall and strongly fortified.
In the deserts haifa grass and several kinds of thorn bushes grow; and wherever rain or springs have moistened the ground, numerous wild flowers thrive.
Six years afterwards, unfortunately for his fame, he joined in the first partition of Poland, by which he received Polish Prussia, without Danzig and Thorn, and Great Poland as far as the river Netze.
In the south towards the Kunene are regions of dense thorn scrub.
To the Arabian state they were always a thorn in the flesh; it was they who helped most to break up its internal order, and it was from them also that it at last received its outward death-blow.
In 1455, when the Teutonic Order had become thoroughly corrupt, Danzig shook off its yoke and submitted to the king of Poland, to whom it was formally ceded, along with the whole of West Prussia, at the peace of Thorn.
Scarcely had he refused the accusation of Buscher, when, on account of his intimacy with the Reformed divines at the conference of Thorn (1645), and his desire to effect a reconciliation between them and the Lutherans, a new charge was preferred against him, principally at the instance of Abraham Calovius (1612-1686), of a secret attachment to Calvinism.
The Glastonbury thorn, planted, according to the legend, by Joseph of Arimathea, has been the object of considerable comment.
The actual thorn visited by the pilgrims was destroyed about the Reformation time, but specimens of the same variety are still extant in various parts of the country.
Elam was alone left to be dealt with, and the last resources of the empire were therefore expended in preventing it from ever being again a thorn in the Assyrian side.
Finally the Holy See intervened, and by the second peace of Thorn (October 14, 1466) all West Prussia, as it is now called, was ceded to Poland, while East Prussia was left in the hands of the knights, who held it as a fief of the Polish crown.
The legend says that his staff, planted in the ground, became a thorn flowering twice a year (see Glastonbury).
These huts are sometimes made simply of straw and are surrounded by high thorn hedges, but, in the north, square houses, built in stories, flat-roofed, the roof sometimes laid at the same slope as the hillside, and some with pitched thatched roofs, are common.
Thorn forests, virgin rainforests, flowering cacti, extensive forests of monkey-puzzle trees and southern beech are also protected.
So long as I have been here, I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man's bosom.
This involved tying the boat to a thorn bush!
Patches of tall cactus, thorn scrub, and thatch palms are typical of this habitat.
All vinyl records whether Historic Masters or not, cannot be played on an old gramophone using thorn, fiber or steel needles.
The Glastonbury Thorn is simply a sport of common hawthorn, unusual but not unknown elsewhere.
The relatively wooded character of the thorn hedges gives the landscape a well vegetated appearance.
And there, growing out above the well, a curiously misshapen thorn tree.
A widowed noblewoman who founded the convent of Thorn on the Marne in France.
Sounds silly but the falcon knows that nothing likes going into thorn bushes, so she is protecting herself against retaliation by other rooks.
Day 8 Today we depart early, heading for progressively drier thorn savanna in this remote southern section of Ethiopia.
New signing Danny was a constant thorn in their side.
In 1229 the Order began the conquest of Prussia, founding fortresses at each step to rivet its conquests (for instance, at Thorn, named after Toron in Palestine), much as the AngloNormans had done in their conquest of Wales.
The coast plain (in large part), the river valleys, and the eastern sides of the lower hills are covered with mimosa and other thorn trees.
West Prussia, with the exception of southern Pomerania (around Marienwerder) which belonged to Prussia, was a possession of Poland from 1466 till the first partition of Poland in 1772, when it was given to Prussia with the exception of Danzig and Thorn, which Poland retained till 1793.
Conferences were held at Leipzig (1631), Thorn (1645), Cassel (1661); but without success.
But the excessive caution of Jagiello gave the Knights time to recover from the blow; the Polish levies proved unruly and incompetent; Witowt was suddenly recalled to Lithuania by a Tatar invasion, and thus it came about that, when peace was concluded at Thorn, on the 1st of February 1411, Samogitia (which was to revert to the Order on the death of Jagiello and Witowt), Dobrzyn, and a war indemnity of 10o,000 marks payable in four instalments, were the best terms Poland could obtain from the Knights, whose territory practically remained intact.
The trouble was due mainly to the repeated efforts of the Knights to evade the fulfilment of the obligations of the Treaty of Thorn.
By this pactur subjectionis, as the Polish patriots called it, Russia got all the eastern provinces of Poland, extending from Livonia to Moldavia, comprising a quarter of a million of square miles, while Prussia got Dobrzyn, Kujavia and the greater part of Great Poland, with Thorn and Danzig.
But in two months (May to June 1857) Marshal Randon made himself master of it, and built in the heart of this country Fort Napoleon (now Fort National), " the thorn in the side of Kabylia," whose batteries commanded all the Kabyle villages of the region.
There are remains of ancient forests consisting of wild olive trees and the camel thorn, near which grows the ngotuane, a plant with a profusion of fine, strongly scented yellow flowers.
This monarch had always Oc- been a thorn in the side of the papacy.
In 1466 Ermeland, together with West Prussia, was by the peace of Thorn attached to the crown of Poland, and the bishop had a seat in the Polish senate.
His wife joined him at Thorn in December, but in April 1712 a peremptory ukaz ordered him off to the army in Pomerania, and in the autumn of the same year he was forced to accompany his father on a tour of inspection through Finland.
The towns were large and flourishing; as many as sixty arose in the period between 1233 and 1416, including Thorn and Elbing, Danzig and Konigsberg (named after Ottocar of Bohemia, who took part in the campaign during which it was founded).
The ultimate result was that in 1454 an embassy of the League offered Prussia to the Polish king, and that, after many years of war, the Peace of Thorn (1466) gave to Poland West Prussia, with Marienburg, Thorn, Danzig and other towns, in full possession, and, while leaving East Prussia to the Order, made the Order the vassals of Poland for the territory which it retained.
The campaign of 1703 was remarkable for Charles's victory at Pultusk (April 21) and the long siege of Thorn, which occupied him eight months but cost him only 50 men.
A few weeks after the victory the towns of Thorn, Elbing, Braunsberg and Danzig submitted to the Polish king; and all the Prussian bishops voluntarily offered to render him homage.
Jared was a thorn in Darkyn's side, but he was also a friend of the half-demon Rhyn.