Thorny

Thorn"y

(?), a. [Compar. Thornier (?); superl. Thorniest.] [Cf. AS. orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.
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2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing. "The thorny point of bare distress." Shak.
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The steep and thorny way to heaven.
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Thorny rest-harrow (Bot.), rest-harrow. -- Thorny trefoil, a prickly plant of the genus Fagonia (Fagonia Cretica, etc.).
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