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thicket

[thik-it] /ˈθɪk ɪt/
noun
1.
a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
Origin of thicket
1000
before 1000; Old English thiccet (not recorded in ME), equivalent to thicce thick + -et noun suffix
Related forms
thicketed, thickety, adjective
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  • It was slowly gliding out into some open ground, with the intention of crossing to a thicket upon the other side.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • We camped in a thicket, without water, on a small patch of feed.

  • At the road they had leaped clear across from one thicket to another, leaving never a trace on the bare even whiteness.

    Secret of the Woods William J. Long
  • It rose with terrible distinctness from the thicket close before us.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • He had thrown himself flat on the ground facing the thicket whence had come the firing.

British Dictionary definitions for thicket

thicket

/ˈθɪkɪt/
noun
1.
a dense growth of small trees, shrubs, and similar plants
Word Origin
Old English thiccet; see thick
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Word Origin and History for thicket
n.

late Old English þiccet, from þicce (see thick) + denominative suffix -et.

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thicket in Technology
jargon
Multiple files output from some operation.
The term has been heard in use at Microsoft to describe the set of files output when Microsoft Word does "Save As a Web Page" or "Save as HTML". The process can result in a main XML or HTML file, a graphic file for each image in the original, a CSS file, etc.
This can be an issue as XML can be used as the default format in Office 2000, and document management systems can't yet cope with the relationship between the files in a thicket when checking in and out.
(2001-09-01)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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