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Definition of Nettles

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any of numerous plants with stingy hairs that irritate the skin on contact
sting with thorn or nettle; annoy, irritate
Nettles Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n. pl.)
The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting.
(n. pl.)
Small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams.
(n. pl.)
Reef points.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\net"tles\ (?), n. pl. [see knittle.] (naut.) (a) the halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting. (b) small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams. (c) reef points.

Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Danadl = n. the nettles
WordNet 2.0

1. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
(hypernym) weed
(hyponym) stinging nettle, Urtica dioica
(derivation) urticate

1. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
(synonym) urticate
(hypernym) bite, sting, burn
(verb-group) urticate
2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
(synonym) annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
(hypernym) displease
(hyponym) get, get under one's skin
(verb-group) chafe
Nettles Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
If in your dreams you walk among nettles without being stung, you will be prosperous.

To be stung by them, you will be discontented with yourself and make others unhappy.

For a young woman to dream of passing through nettles, foretells that she will be offered marriage by different men, and her decision will fill her with anxious foreboding.

To dream of nettles, is portentous of stringent circumstances and disobedience from children or servants.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Nettles Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Nettle refers to any of various plant species.

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