from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dense growth of shrubs or underbrush; a copse.
- n. Something suggestive of a dense growth of plants, as in impenetrability or thickness: "the thicket of unreality which stands between us and the facts of life” ( Daniel J. Boorstin).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.
- n. The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wood or a collection of trees, shrubs, etc., closely set.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Specifically, in forestry, a stand of saplings.
- n. A number of shrubs, bushes, or trees set and growing close together; a thick coppice, grove, or the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dense growth of bushes
This historical thicket is rendered all but impenetrable by the facts that, as Browning lucidly and vividly demonstrates, German anti-Semitism was hardly a fixed concept but, rather, evolved and mutated with the ever shifting circumstances; that the Nazi regime and its chains of command and decision were highly decentralized — which meant that at any given moment the interpretations and conceptions of, say, Goebbels and Rosenberg concerning the timing and realization of the Final Solution could vary significantly from those of Himmler and Heydrich; and, most important, that the documentary evidence is both vast and frustratingly incomplete.
I do recall a thicket of reporters, which is what I understand the Beitbarts of the world were claiming should have picked up the wrongful language if it occurred.
The bushes near Carleton Beck exuded the deep sonorous zoom sound of queen red-tailed and buff-tailed bumblebees, and all around the lee side of the thicket were the hoverflies known technically as Eristalis intricarius.
The light that led me out of the thicket is the familiar and now comforting gaze of Sergeant Sunshine, his sunglasses illuminated by a row of spotlights from the street announcing the opening of a new “space” for artists and musicians in what used to be a drinking bar for off-duty police officers.
Still, lifting some of the most egregious constraints--namely the thicket of protections for tenured teachers--in union contracts will likely do some good.
Second, montane thicket, which is transitional between elfin and montane forests, and is dominated by spindly trees, about 12-15 m high with small canopies.
Then Abraham looked around, and there in the thicket was a ram caught by his horns.
Australian kinds, the plants that make the forests a thicket are the rattans and other jungle plants of India!
About a hundred yards from the thicket was a steep bluff, and between these points was a level piece of prairie; Glass saw that his only chance was to reach this bluff, and, shouting to his companion to make for it, they both broke from the cover and flew like lightning across the open space.
"To the left of the thicket is a slope," Mrs. Levins had told her.
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