Thorny rest-harrow
Thorny Thorn"y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster]

2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing. ``The thorny point of bare distress.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The steep and thorny way to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Thorny rest-harrow} (Bot.), rest-harrow.

{Thorny trefoil}, a prickly plant of the genus {Fagonia} ({Fagonia Cretica}, etc.). [1913 Webster]


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  • rest-harrow — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiny rest-harrow — dygliuotasis dirvenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ononis spinosa), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ononis spinosa angl. restharrow; spiny rest harrow;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Thorny — Thorn y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorny trefoil — Thorny Thorn y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorny ononis — dygliuotasis dirvenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ononis spinosa), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ononis spinosa angl. restharrow; spiny rest harrow;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Fagonia Cretica — Thorny Thorn y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thornier — Thorny Thorn y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorniest — Thorny Thorn y, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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