His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
When confronted with any thorny societal problem, I apply the same basic thought process I used on the five topics of this book.
of important, thorny questions.
There are also two kinds of shrubby plants, a thorny Composita called " ccanlli " and another, called " tola," which is a resinous Baccharis and is used for fuel.
Don't get me wrong: Privacy issues in the future will be thorny to work through.
Disentangling a thorny bush from her jeans, she pushed on until she spotted a bush with dark blue berries.
Forest-clad mountains and stretches of thorny jungle alternating with rich alluvial plains, cultivated like gardens under an ancient and elaborate system of irrigation, make the scenery of Lombok exceedingly attractive.
Thorny acacias, euphorbias and aloes are still, however, found in patches on the plains.
Then follow the low, dense, prone, pillow-like dwarf bushes, thorny and grey, common to the Oriental highlands - A stragalus and the peculiar Acantholimon.
Gray desert plants, notably cactuses and other thorny plants, partly replace in the south the bushes of the north.
The steppe region, whose flora begins to appear east of the western ridge, is distinguished by the variety of its species, the dry and thorny character of its shrubs, and great poverty in trees.
For instance, the names which they give to certain fruits, such as the duri-an, the rambut-an and the pulas-an, which are indigenous in the Malayan countries, and are not found elsewhere, are all compound words meaning respectively the thorny, the hairy and the twisted fruit.
and W., however, the surface gradually rises into long undulating tracts; rice lands and swamps give way to a region of low thorny jungle or forest trees; the hamlets become smaller and more scattered, and nearly disappear altogether in the wild forests along the western boundary.
The chamiso and the manzanita, with a variety of shrubby oaks and thorny plants, often grow together in a dense and sometimes quite impenetrable undergrowth, forming what is known as " chaparral "; if the chamiso occurs alone the thicket is a " chamisal."
He made two or three false starts before he located the elusive narrow path through the thorny brush that separated the beach from the road beyond it.
In the cultivated upland valleys all over Arabia the Zizyphus j ujuba, called by some travellers lotus, grows to a large tree; its thorny branches are clipped yearly and used to fence the cornfields among which it grows.
She gingerly untangled herself from some thorny vines and tried to stand.
He waved a thorny hand and at once the tinkling of bells was heard, playing sweet music.
Another page informed her that the opaque green berries on the thorny vines were gooseberries.
Archbishop Hubert Walter had died in 1205, and the election of his successor had raised thorny questions.
wrought into a deep, hollow cup, plastered with earth, and lined with fibres; but around this is erected a firmly interwoven, basket-like outwork of thorny sticks, forming a dome over the nest, and leaving but a single hole in the side for entrance and exit, so that the whole structure is rendered almost impregnable.
In the dry, saline regions of the west and north-west, where the rainfall is slight, there are large thickets of low-growing, thorny bushes, poor in foliage.
The great mass of the vegetation, however, is of the low-growing type (maquis or garrigue of the western Mediterranean), with small and stiff leaves, and frequently thorny and aromatic, as for example the ilex (Quercus coccifera), Smilax, Cistus, Lentiscus, Calycotome, &c. (2) Next comes, from 1600 to 6500 ft., the mountain region, which may also be called the forest region, still exhibiting sparse woods and isolated trees wherever shelter, moisture and the inhabitants have permitted their growth.
The characteristic plants are thorny and small leaved, or else bulbous.
The hair and ears are excessively long, the latter so much so that they are sometimes clipped to prevent their being torn by stones or thorny shrubs.
In the low brushwood scattered over portions of the dreary plains of the Kandahar table-lands, we find leguminous thorny plants of the papilionaceous sub-order, such as camel-thorn (Hedysarum Alhagi), Astragalus in several varieties, spiny rest-harrow (Ononis spinosa), the fibrous roots of which often serve as a tooth-brush; plants of the sub-order Mimosae, as the sensitive mimosa; a plant of the rue family, called by the natives lipdtd; the common wormwood; also certain orchids, and several species of Salsola.
The more humid regions have a richer vegetation - dense forest where the rainfall is greatest and variations of temperature least, conditions found chiefly on the tropical coasts, and in the west African equatorial basin with its extension towards the upper Nile; and savanna interspersed with trees on the greater part of the plateaus, passing as the desert regions are appNoached into a scrub vegetation consisting of thorny acacias, &c. Forests also occur on the humid slopes of mountain ranges up to a certain elevation.
The water-courses and depressions of the shingly steppes afford pasturage sufficient for the guanaco, and in places support a thorny vegetation of low growth and starved appearance.
From the Colorado to the Rio Grande, the Black Prairie, the timber belt and the Coast Prairie merge in a vast plain, little differentiated, overgrown with chaparral (shrub-like trees, often thorny), widening eastward in the Rio Grande delta, and extending southward into Meico.
This he succeeded in doing, in spite of the Seven Years' War and of the difficulties attending the thorny Gottorp question in which Sweden and Russia were equally interested.
3 The opportunity for testing the strength of the movement for closer union came with the meeting of an inter-colonial conference in May 1908 to consider the thorny questions of tariff and railway rates.
The streams are fringed with willows; fruit trees and alfalfa fields fill the irrigated valleys, and the lower mountain slopes are better covered with a thorny arborescent growth.
The mesquite varies in size from a tangled thorny shrub to a spreading tree as much as 3 ft.
He may have left a vulnerable frontier in his earlier dealings with the same thorny problem of free will.
In other districts the villages and homesteads are enclosed within formidable defences of prickly-pear or thorny mimosa.
1 He gives a very accurate account of this forlorn tract, its general aridity and the necessity of obtaining water by digging in the beds of torrents; describes the food of the inhabitants as dates and fish; and adverts to the occasional occurrence of fertile spots, the abundance of aromatic and thorny shrubs and fragrant plants, and the violence of the monsoon in the western part of Makran.
The fruit is ripe in or shortly before the first week in October, when it falls to the ground, and the three-valved thorny capsule divides, disclosing the brown and at first beautifully glossy seeds, the so-called nuts, having a resemblance to sweet chestnuts, and commonly three or else two in number.
The regulation of the new Yugoslav frontier with Austria proved very thorny.
Many low trees covered the land, mostly small thorny acacia and some cineraria, all trunk and no branches.
accursed place devoid of God's presence, Birkenau is a thorny path where millions of victims are buried in a common grave.
Please bring warm clothes, stout boots and gloves as there will be sawing and removing thorny scrub involved.
Running she tore her dress on a thorny bush revealing all her beauty.
The latex of this thorny succulent species is very caustic (Dalziel 1937 ).
A border of at least a meter, filled with thorny shrubs is a great burglar deterrent.
thorny hedges could also be planted by your property to deter burglars.
David Leiper explains how the concept and ' art ' of distributed intelligence can help end users solve this particularly thorny problem.
mimosa pudica Sensitive Plant This thorny plant is injurious to the gut of animals which eat it (Burkill 1935 ).
Member likened the job to which I have just been appointed to a " thorny thicket " .
thorny thicket " .
thorny berry bushes.
thorny acacia scrub wasn't easy.
thorny shrubs to deter unwanted visitors from climbing over your fences.
thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off.
The particularly thorny question of ` whose side are you on?
There is a lot out there relating to what is proving to be a very thorny subject.
Usually they have 5 petals, bloom once a season, and are often thorny shrubs or climbers.
Task in itself factors associated with an extremely thorny.
After we started to plan the wedding we came across what I thought was the rather thorny issue of the wedding cake.
(i.) thorny savannah-vegetation, including: (a)
The perennially humid regions of the Malayan peninsula and western portion of the archipelago are everywhere covered with dense forest, rendered difficult to traverse by the thorny cane, a palm of the genus Calamus, which has its greatest development in this part of Asia.
The tidings of the death of his brother Charles IX., which reached him on the 14th of June 1574, determined him to exchange a thorny for what he hoped would be a flowery throne, and at midnight on the 18th of June 1574 he literally fled from Poland, pursued to the frontier by his indignant and bewildered subjects.
Member likened the job to which I have just been appointed to a " thorny thicket ".
He was thrown off his feet into some thorny berry bushes.
Plant thorny shrubs to deter unwanted visitors from climbing over your fences.
A thorny hedge along the boundary of your property can put thieves off.
Israel will remain a thorny issue for years to come.
Native to North Africa and the Mediterranean area, the aloe vera plant resembles a cactus with its thick succulent leaves and pointed thorny edges.
Some species as like Aralia spinosa has thorny stem and can be used as border plant for gardens.
S. argentea, the Buffalo Berry, is a taller shrub of nearly 20 feet, with thorny stems, silvery leaves, and juicy red or yellow berries, prized for jellies and preserves by the Western colonists.
Cuban acrocomia (Acrocomia armentalis): Reaching 50 feet tall, this palm has a thorny trunk and grows in sandy soils.
Straw handbags should feel smooth and comfortable to the touch, not rough and thorny.
It's a thorny subject, and the data and studies on the subject are by no means conclusive.
These included sharpened rocks, sea shells and plant material such as wood or thorny bushes.
While you may think a rose would give him a loving side, in this case it resulted in a thorny monster.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.