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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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Springbok, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, and more roamed freely between the thorn bushes. Giant cream-colored ostrich eggs were easy to spot against the red sand, and large communal nests built by sociable weaver birds clung perilously to the trees.
The thorn tree, if I may extend the metaphor, ultimately grew up to become as dominating as the wagon, and destroyed other thorn bushes which were desperately hanging on for survival.
They set about constructing a boma, a circle of loose thorn bushes, which they will sleep in the middle of, to keep them safe and their primitive means of protection is put to the test in the darkness when Davina gets a visit from the animal she's most afraid of, a lion.
We walked through the fields of a neighboring farm and crossed a ravine with thorn bushes and a stream.
A black bin bag holding the drug was found tucked into a bush, and was hidden behind scores of bramble and thorn bushes.
Our first mistake was believing that the train tracks lay behind the dense thicket of thorn bushes. By the time we acknowledged we were heading the wrong way, we were covered in scratches and bleeding.
I started with them and maybe half an hour later in a place which looked like a clearing in the thorn bushes there was a lesser kudu bull browsing quietly, broadside, not more than 50 yards away.
When cattle overgraze on grass, they create perfect conditions for thorn bushes to shoot up.
HIGHGROVE: A GARDEN CELEBRATED is a tribute to the gardens that the Prince of Wales started over thirty years ago, when he transformed a lawn and a few thorn bushes into several exquisite gardens.
If surviving the rigors of the heat, the terrain and errant roadside thorn bushes isn't enough, the mischievous Tedford opted for a little extra adventure by detouring through the campus of Louisiana State University wearing a rival Ole Miss T-shirt.
"There was dense undergrowth, thorn bushes and rhododendron and it took our expert rope men some 45 minutes to abseil down to where he lay injured."