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Thorn

(thorn),
George W., 20th-century U.S. physician. See: Thorn test, Thorn syndrome.

thorn

(thōrn),
In anatomy, a thornlike or spinous structure.

thorn

a sharply pointed woody plant structure formed from a modified branch.
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Not 30 paces away from us, the bull challenged a thorn bush, raking it up and down and side to side with his heavy black horns.
At the altar of St Peter in Rome the dove drops a small scroll of parchment which reads: 'At Clent in a field of cows lies Kenelm, son of the king, under a thorn bush, bereft of his head.
I was pushed into a thorn bush and one of the girls started kicking me.
Leading prices: Heifers with calves at foot, Belgian Blue, pounds 1450 Keskadale, pounds 1350 Millerhill, pounds 920, pounds 780, pounds 680 Thorn Bush Farm, pounds 760, pounds 640 Woodhouses, pounds 730, pounds 720, pounds 620 (x2), pounds 590, pounds 550 Drumrash Farm, pounds 620 Ivy House.
WE FINALLY SIGHTED the sable, and as we crawled within 60 yards, I could see him lying in the thorn bush, head up, facing downwind, relying on his nose to warn him of danger from the rear.
Back in the thorn bush we could see the shadows of several wildebeest.
It ranges from the thorn bush type of the arid plains to the temperate and alpine flora of the higher altitudes.
Still on the biblical theme, another tradition has it that the man is Cain, with his dog and a thorn bush.
An eight-year-old boy was taken at knifepoint and stripped naked before being stabbed and thrown in a thorn bush by two older boys at Taylor Park in Bishop Auckland.
We actually have a photograph of when Angela's veil blew-up in the wind and got stuck on a thorn bush.
He jumped into a thorn bush last winter and it left him with limited sight in his off-side eye.