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  • n  North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
  • n  Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
  • n  prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled

  • Not since his "last press conference" in 1962 has what George Wallace calls Nixon's "antiseptic, touch-me-not bubble" really been broken.
  • The idea that a King is a man who lives in a beautiful house surrounded by silk-dressed valets and plumed lackeys, fine soldiers and such sort of peoplea kind of touch-me-not .
  • His son Ray proves to be a mean little stinker who kills puppy dogs, and his daughter Thelma a snobbish, touch-me-not icicle who is ashamed of her father and mother and their .

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