- n. Plural form of teasel.
“She was drawn to nettles and brambles and deadly nightshade and teasels and other lingering signs of ancient human habitation.”
“Christiane, I am not a globetrotter, but I share your love for “natural objects” like drifwood from a nearby deserted beach, branches, bark, foliage, dried teasels, berries ... (the list is longer)”
“Christiane, I am not a globetrotter, but I share your love for “natural objects” like drifwood from a nearby deserted beach, branches, bark, foliage, dried teasels, berries... the list is longer”
“They are not unlike a field of teasels in blossom -- there are the thorny points of this strange plant, and the delicate and exceedingly beautiful blossom beside, resting on the very points of a hundred lances, with their lovely lilac bloom.”
“Those who have lived where teasels grow will understand this illustration.”
“The operation of napping is performed by passing the cloth in a tightly stretched condition over a revolving cylinder covered with teasels or steel hooks.”
“This is accomplished by passing the face of the matted cloth against a cylinder covered with sharp pointed teasels which draw out the fibers from the yarn.”
“Fulling is followed by gigging, and in this process a nap more or less heavy is raised on the face of the goods by means of teasels.”
“The twisted teasels lose their decussation, but in doing so the leaves are not left in a disorderly dispersion, but a distinct new arrangement takes its place, which is to be assumed as the normal one for the ancestors of the teasel family.”
“In the teasels this screw-arrangement has disappeared, and has been replaced by a decussate grouping.”
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