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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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Klein, On the Wiener number of thorn trees, stars, rings, and rods, Croat.
The Masai hung up their belongings in one thorn tree by the fire, and we raided our own duffel bags and festooned another tree with trading stock.
Unin- habit, under the trilobated thorn trees --breath-broken
Genet's art and my susceptibility to his classical stringency of association, by which I mean the rigor of his abstractions in relation to severe, almost punishing terms of existence, kept haunting me in Dadaab: the reddish desert sand and scrub acacia, the refugees' tiny plots of land surrounded by barricades of thorn trees, their dome-like huts made from acacia limbs and covered over by recycled UNHCR tarps and plastic sheets and food sacks stitched together, emanate what Genet calls "negative detail," a radiance derived from negation.
Campbell and his party were heading for their camp when they found the road blocked with thorn trees.
To get a combinatorial construction for C([lambda], [mu]) when l([lambda]) + l([mu]) < n + 1 we introduce the ordered rooted bicolored thorn trees:
Slowly, it clears the horizon, tops the thorn trees, and hangs directly in front of my blind like some great, golden eye.
The exhibition had 40 booths set amongst the thorn trees under tented canvas with EAFCA member country origins of Malawi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo showing off their coffees.
The quarry bank is now a riot of gorse and broom with some ancient gnarled thorn trees. Everyday there is something new to see down there, especially at this time of year.