She was a nettle in which the rustle of the cassock was visible.
Better be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
There was also something else upon the nettle, which looked like a shrivelled-up light brown leaf.
Or the stings, and minute, colourless blossoming of the nettle?
"It will be about long enough for you to reconsider yours," nettle rejoined promptly.
And this other, either a nettle or not a nettle; but not nettlaceous.
The spots rose up like blisters, the same as if stung with a nettle, only on a very large scale.
But the sting certainly does not exhaust the whole philosophy of the nettle.
I must not be too much enraged at a nettle along the fence if it be in a field containing forty acres of ripe Michigan wheat.
In the nettle it takes the form of a tiny, seed-like, flattened nut.
stinging plant, Old English netele, from Proto-Germanic *natilon (cf. Old Saxon netila, Middle Dutch netele, Dutch netel, German Nessel, M.Da. nædlæ "nettle"), diminutive of *naton, perhaps from PIE root *ned- "to twist, knot" (see net (n.)). "[N]ettles or plants of closely related genera such as hemp were used as a source of fiber" [Watkins].
(1.) Heb. haral, "pricking" or "burning," Prov. 24:30, 31 (R.V. marg., "wild vetches"); Job 30:7; Zeph. 2:9. Many have supposed that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such as the bramble, the thistle, the wild plum, the cactus or prickly pear, etc. It may probably be a species of mustard, the Sinapis arvensis, which is a pernicious weed abounding in corn-fields. Tristram thinks that this word "designates the prickly acanthus (Acanthus spinosus), a very common and troublesome weed in the plains of Palestine." (2.) Heb. qimmosh, Isa. 34:13; Hos. 9:6; Prov. 24:31 (in both versions, "thorns"). This word has been regarded as denoting thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably it is correctly rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera, "a tall and vigorous plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much more severe and irritating than that of our common nettle."