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ne tuhl

  • n  any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • v  sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

  • The nettle's little stinger is one of nature's meanest masterpieces.
  • A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bound by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didnt know enough to stay in the city.
  • Which leaves one wondering just how serious a Bush administration in the heat of its war on terrorism is about grasping the nettle of Arab democracy.
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  • Researchers from ODU find edible plants in Va. forests
    FREDERICKSBURG Walk down any nature trail, field or patch of woods in the Fredericksburg area, and you pass by a veritable feast of edible plants. But most people don't know the difference between the edible and tasty false nettle, and poison hemlock — both of which grow along the Rappahannock River.
    June 30, 2013 - The Virginian-Pilot

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