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thistly

[this-lee, -uh-lee] /ˈθɪs li, -ə li/
adjective
1.
filled with or having many thistles.
2.
suggesting a growth of thistles, especially in being difficult or painful to handle:
a thistly set of problems.
Origin of thistly
1590-1600
1590-1600; thistle + -y1
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  • In this valley there were the most beautiful flowers, mallows, chrysanthemums, and thistly plants.

  • Perhaps it was the thistly food he ate which had an effect upon his temper and made him the awkward creature he had grown.

    Dick o' the Fens George Manville Fenn

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