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frogapplause commented on the word caltrops
Police who conducted the pre-convention raids claim to have found 37 "caltrops" -- spikes that are scattered on a motorway to disable cars during a police pursuit. —Pro Libertate
April 23, 2010
asativum commented on the word caltrops
Poisonous iron-age landmines for nutlets. No wonder I haven't seen many subshrubs around lately.
April 18, 2008
bilby commented on the word caltrops
I've seen a caltrop in a museum. It was a piece of barbed iron, constructed so that if it was tossed on the ground it would have at least one spike pointing upwards. They were used to impede cavalry. Iron age land mine, if you will.
April 17, 2008
reesetee commented on the word caltrops
Not to mention the five spiny nutlets. Or is it four-pronged edible nutlike fruits?
I've always wanted to see a tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub. Or any kind of subshrub, for that matter.