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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something that causes irritation and annoyance; A Germanic character of runic origin; A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.

Usage examples (30)
  • And do you know what that sting or thorn is in Latin?
  • This is what I call a thorn-letter: — “CAMBERWELL, June 4.
  • He had lingered behind to pluck a thorn from the foot of a beggar child he had met on the highway, and he had not heard the Warder's words.
  • Where noo tree vor a sheäde but the thorn is a-vound, for more
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