Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of thicket.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I can't really see more that 50 yards anywhere, and trying to follow a blood trail through the thickets is almost impossible.

    The Great Overbore Conundrum

  • Look around areas where bucks spend their winters and where bucks have to jump (fences, ditches, creeks and fallen trees) or in thickets where the horns may be snagged by vines and brush.

    deer sheds

  • The exchange of fire in thickets corroborated eye-witness accounts that some of the hoodlums were armed with guns.

    Police kill

  • We know that the Hebrews sometimes took refuge from their enemies in thickets

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Leopards lurk in thickets and thence spring on their victims. observe -- that is, lie in wait for them.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • On every hand were up-shooting young pines, struggling oaks that were caught in thickets of cedar, and ashes and elms that were humbly asking leave to spread and see the light and reach their heads up to freedom and free air.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • At length, nearly three long centuries after the Genoese had crossed the ocean, the white man came to plant a home on this spot, and it was then the great change began; the axe and the saw, the forge and the wheel, were busy from dawn to dusk, cows and swine fed in thickets whence the wild beasts had fled, while the ox and the horse drew away in chains the fallen trunks of the forest.

    Rural Hours

  • But the great sport was to stalk bush-buck in the thickets, which is a game in which the hunter is at small advantage.

    Prester John

  • Patsy spun a hundred threads of fancy into tales about the forest, while the tinker called the thickets about them full of birds, and whistled their songs antiphonally with them.

    Seven Miles to Arden

  • He did not know whether he loved it best when the thickets were all in bloom with pink crab apple and the brown, wintry hills had put on their first spring green, or when every valley was scarlet and golden with frost-touched maple trees in the autumn.

    The Windy Hill

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.