We were an odd pair of scallywags to look at, but as South African as a wait-a-bit bush.
What do you think of a man who'll wander off a trail, tumble over a ledge, and get mixed up in a bunch of wait-a-bit like that?
A sage-hen crouching low in sand and shadowed by wait-a-bit thorn twigs is pretty well hidden.
"wait-a-bit thorns are worse than razors, Miss Gray," he elucidated further.
I was busy all the afternoon in cutting ‘wait-a-bit’ thorns for a kraal.
His nap had brought a return of appetite; and the wait-a-bit thorns showed the marks of his prehensile trunk.
This kraal was situated in the heart of a vast thicket of “wait-a-bit” thorns.
The wait-a-bit (Wacht een beetje) is so called from the ingenious nature of its spines.
The country was rolling veld dotted with wait-a-bit thorn-bushes; the farmhouses few but large; the roads heavy with sand.
The British call them "wait-a-bit" thorns, and under either name they are equally dangerous.