thorny

All Adjective Noun
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  • No man knew better the thorny road that he must now travel. Cited from Stephen A. Douglas, by Allen Johnson
  • This hill is usually green -- different from the often thorny brown to red of the northern hills.
  • The thorny plants provide escape for cover for many small animals.
  • I must reserve the thorny question of education for separate treatment. Cited from Indian Unrest, by Valentine Chirol
  • It would sometimes lower its thorny ends so people can give it a hug.
  • They are never placed at any great height from the ground, and generally in some thorny bush. Cited from The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1, by Allan O. Hume
  • Although the birds prefer thorny trees, they sometimes use avenue trees in urban areas.
  • A branch of thorny plant is put at the gate of the room.
  • As they walked the little boy saw that two roads ran along together, one thorny and the other smooth. Cited from Philippine Folk-Tales, by Bayliss et al.
  • You are therefore in the direct road to glory, however thorny the path you are in. Cited from Clarissa, Vol. 8 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • The path through it was rather thorny, but I at least caught the spirit here and there. Cited from The Reminiscences of an Astronomer, by Simon Newcomb
  • A small number of olive trees were present among thorny plants and grass.
  • What could have so changed the thorny, insolent girl of six weeks before -- but the one thing? Cited from Helena, by Mrs. Humprey Ward
  • The issue continued to be a thorny one until the early 1930s.
  • The front line moved forward to the thorny hedge, and prepared to open fire above it. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • Thorny gives the local police the lead after neither side wants to deal with the hog.
  • The path of that good young man became thorny until it diverged from mine. Cited from Half a Century, by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  • These thorny plants offer protection and their fruit and flowers offer the iguanas food.
  • An if she were a thornier piece of ground than she is, she shall be ploughed. Cited from Pericles, by William Shakespeare
  • Drawing back a thorny bush from its door, they entered the cave. Cited from The Days of Mohammed, by Anna May Wilson
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