But the thistle and I have put our heads together, and we have hit on a plan.
Yes, here is the shamrock—the rose, the ever blowing rose—and the thistle.
The milk is coagulated by an extract of thistle or cardoon flowers in two to six hours.
"No use smoothing a thistle, Mr. Cregeen," said Jonaique soothingly.
While she was milking, a cow came by, bit off the thistle, and swallowed up Tom.
Bishop noticed the thistle bouquet in a vase over the chronometer.
In this country it has been made a finable offence to permit the Canada thistle to perfect its seeds.
And this other, either a thistle or not a thistle; but not thistlaceous.
The king of Israel sent his refusal to this challenge in a very clever little story of the cedar of Lebanon and the thistle.
They are connected with the palisading by rose, shamrock and thistle.
prickly herbaceous plant, Old English þistel, from Proto-Germanic *thikhstula (cf. Old High German distil, German Distel, Old Norse þistell, Danish tidsel), of unknown origin. Emblem of Scotland since 15c.
(1.) Heb. hoah (2 Kings 14:9; Job 31:40). In Job 41:2 the Hebrew word is rendered "thorn," but in the Revised Version "hook." It is also rendered "thorn" in 2 Chr. 33:11; Prov. 26:9; Cant. 2:2; "brambles" in Isa. 34:13. It is supposed to be a variety of the wild plum-tree, but by some it is regarded as the common thistle, of which there are many varieties in Palestine. (2.) Heb. dardar, meaning "a plant growing luxuriantly" (Gen. 3:18; Hos. 10:8); Gr. tribolos, "a triple point" (Matt. 7:16; Heb. 6:8, "brier," R.V. "thistle"). This was probably the star-thistle, called by botanists Centaurea calcitropa, or "caltrops," a weed common in corn-fields. (See THORNS.)