Thorns sentence example

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  • She and her mate have become even larger thorns in my side.

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  • Hooks, thorns and prickles are characteristic of many South African plants.

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  • Oops, did you just fall into a pit of thorns?

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  • Lord Stanley was the prime favourite as an occupant of this bed of thorns, and it has been said that he was actually offered the crown.

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  • They are viciously armed with thorns and have leathery, dark green foliage.

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  • A rose design focusing on the thorns, on the other hand, often represents jaded love and a bitter reality.

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  • Roses are beautiful, but the thorns on their stems can also make them indicative of pain and suffering.

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  • There is also a crown of thorns and a wooden bar across the top that appears to be inscribed with I.N.R.I., which translates to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, King of Jews.

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  • Lina So was born in China and has done some tv and movies, and she is a producer on her latest film, Thorns from a Rose.

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  • Yeah, you could get to it, but it would take a while, and you'd be subjecting yourself to thorns, ticks, snakes and about ten miles of the roughest country you can imagine.

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  • In tropical countries ants sometimes make their nests in the hollow thorns of trees or on leaves; species with this habit are believed to make a return to the tree for the shelter that it affords by protecting it from the ravages of other insects, including their own leaf-cutting relations.

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  • Aridity has favoured the production of spines as a defence from external attack, sharp thorns are frequent, and asperities of various sorts predominate.

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  • Of the thorns, the guda and the wadi often grow from 30 to 50 ft.

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  • The scrub which covers the low veld consists mainly of gnarled stunted thorns with flattened umbrella shaped crowns, most of the species belonging to the suborder mimoseae.

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  • But the way in which they usually diverge just over and in front of the eye has suggested the more probable idea, that they serve to guard these organs from thorns and spines while hunting for fallen fruits among the tangled thickets of rattans and other spiny plants.

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  • The Roman soldiers mocked " the King of the Jews " with a purple robe and a crown of thorns.

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  • The supposition that the tree was the source of Christ's crown of thorns gave rise doubtless to the tradition current among the French peasantry that it utters groans and cries on Good Friday, and probably also to the old popular superstition in Great Britain and Ireland that ill-luck attended the uprooting of hawthorns.

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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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  • The favorite subject of themysteries and of other artistic manifestations was no longer the triumphant Christ of the middle ages, nor the smiling and teaching Christ of the I3th century, but the Man of sorrows and of death, the naked bleeding Jesus, lying on the knees of his mother or crowned with thorns.

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  • Adjacent to the town is an arid plain without vegetation other than mimosa thorns.

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  • There is some dead coral, partly due to high sea temperatures and partly due to crown of thorns starfish.

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  • Whatever the personal perceptions of these people, few believe they were chosen to become thorns in the side of the establishment.

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  • This is of course due to the vicious thorns, which are not to be taken lightly.

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  • As a logical consequence of this view of disease the mode of treatment among peoples in the lower stages of culture is mainly magical; they endeavour to propitiate the evil spirits by sacrifice, to expel them by spells, &c. (see Exorcism), to drive them away by blowing, &c.; conversely we find the Khonds attempt to keep away smallpox by placing thorns and brushwood in the paths leading to places decimated by that disease, in the hope of making the disease demon retrace his steps.

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  • The Mangaboos saw her escape, and several of them caught up their thorns and gave chase, mounting through the air after her.

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  • For example, one person may look at a rose and think of its sweet fragrance while another person may look at the same rose and only consider the pain of getting pricked by one of the rose's thorns.

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  • Most female circumcisions are performed under unhygienic conditions using primitive, homemade implement such as rusty razor blades and thorns.

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  • The Sacred Heart tat has several variations, but it typically includes a heart surrounded by thorns with a flame escaping from the top.

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  • 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.

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  • There were very little choices in the types of inks that could be used with such primitive needles (made of such items as bone and plant thorns) so black was really the only choice.

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  • The tribal pattern comes into play usually as an accent, such as thorns or spirals that form the background for the dragon, possibly even a way to tie the image into other tattoos already inked on the wearer's skin.

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  • It could include a halo or a crown of thorns around his head or even be Jesus on the cross.

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  • Thorns, banners, daggers, and more go well with traditional rose blossoms when you want one with an edge.

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  • When Cicero was quaestor in Sicily (75 B.C.), he found the tomb of Archimedes, near the Agrigentine gate, overgrown with thorns and briers.

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  • His further suggestion, therefore, that the ironical crowning of Jesus with the crown of thorns and the inscription over the Cross, together with the selection of Barabbas, had anything to do with the feast of Purim, must be rejected.

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  • It consisted in shaving the whole head, leaving only a fringe of hair supposed to symbolize the crown of thorns.

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  • A few palmyras, date-palms and screw-pines (a sort of aloe, whose leaves are armed with formidable triple rows of hook-shaped thorns) dot the expanse or run in straight lines between the fields.

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  • Many species have sharp thorns to protect the foliage from browsing animals.

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  • It was built (consecration, 1248) by St Louis of France to contain the relic of the Crown of Thorns, ransomed by the king from the Venetians, who held it in pawn from the Latin emperor of the East, John of Brienne, lately dead.

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  • He lay fast asleep in the shelter of a tumbledown building buried beneath a massive and almost impenetrable thicket of thorns.

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  • His bleeding shoulders covered by the purple robe, His head crowned with thorns, His visage marred and smitten, perhaps beyond recognition.

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  • Many berry bushes sport thorns so caution is needed when picking the fruit.

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  • A perennial favorite among berry foragers, blackberries appear in early summer as red berries on shrubs with thick canes and thorns.

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  • Rose "Anemone" is from a cross with some Tea Rose, but it retains the fine foliage and form of flower of R. laevigata, and the dark brown shoots freely armed with thorns and prickles.

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  • D. serratifolia from Chili is a loosely branched shrub covered with stout thorns an inch or more long and sharp as a needle.

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  • D. toumaton, from New Zealand, bears thorns almost at right angles with the stems, and the tiny leaves are more numerous.

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  • The crown of thorns ring offers a poignant look into the heart of Christ that is sure to thrill Christians.

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  • Typical symbols include a cross, a dove, footprints or the crown of thorns.

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  • The crown of thorns that was placed on Christ's head is often featured in Christian charms.

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  • If deadly wire is not your thing, you may wish to consider a string of rose bush thorns around your wrist.

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  • Consider adding a jumble of wild roses with sharp thorns for a rocker look that is eternally cool.

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  • In the Democratic national convention at Chicago in 1896, during a long and heated debate with regard to the party platform, Bryan, in advocating the "plank" declaring for the free coinage of silver, of which he was the author, delivered a celebrated speech containing the passage, "You shall not press down upon the brow of labour this crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."

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  • Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.

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  • If you've ever wondered about the difference in blackberries and were confused over why some have thorns and some don't or why some have seeds and some don't, you're not alone.

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