She would have Phemy see that she had gathered from him no figs or grapes, only thorns and thistles.
Like all thistles this will become a weed if not kept down with a firm hand.
True, a thousand thistles do not make a rose; but with destiny this logic does not hold.
There were thistles in everybody's crop, and after all it was a good thing to have begotten a girl.
It was a moor at the time of the battle in 1485, overgrown with thistles and scutch-grass.
A thorn bush does not produce grapes, nor can thistles bear figs.
The hedge of thistles was growing and formed a fence that an animal could not get through.
It is, I think, gardening with weeds and thistles, as you say.
The first of these may be represented by the thistles (Fig. 125, A).
These thistles he thought came from portions of the root and not from seed.