Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NETTLES

They also require to be kept in the sunshine or a warm place, and guarded from the rain, or from running among the nettles.

Around was a wilderness overgrown with rank grass, nettles, and weeds.

Honor picked herself out of the nettles as quickly as she could.

It is not right to live the slave of Pales, or become the rhapsode of docks and nettles.

By this belt the nettles and rocks shall be removed from the road.

You mustn't do this here, you mustn't do that there, it's like sitting in a field of nettles.

The most familiar case, however, is that of the Stinging and the Dead Nettles.

Stay, Mary, has your mother got any nettles for spring drink?

There was nothing in wells or nettles, only women dreaded them.

Nettles were there; the orangeries were gone; the winter garden had disappeared.