These lines so nettled Lord Gardenstone, that the volume disappeared, and was never seen afterwards in the inn of Laurencekirk.
"That mare'll beat him," retorted Porter, curtly, nettled by the other's cocksureness.
But it nettled her that everybody should be so congratulatory, and nobody surprised.
"I did not do it," said Paul, nettled at the charge, and growing red in the face.
In another moment the nettled marshal had Bob by the shoulder and was whirling him out of the car.
He was nettled and put out, for he was somewhat thin-skinned.
"You are kind," I exclaimed, nettled more at the tone than the words.
It nettled a woman's soft ambition; which is, to be as well loved as ever woman was.
Ellen Seymour turned an unflinching gaze upon the nettled instructor.
But it all affected him curiously; it nettled him and puzzled him.
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."