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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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99, which performed well and were excellent for more delicate tasks and for comfort, thanks to the knitted wrist, although they weren't as thornproof as some of the others tested.
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Dress in stout boots and thornproof jeans, gloves and goggles, arm your self with a machete or brush cutter, locate the plant's base deep in the thicket and dear the underbrush all around it so the leaves have dear sun and airflow and the roots have plenty of soil to themselves.