from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a leaf of ordinary rounded form but with the edge very deeply serrated in long sharp points.
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Wine was brought up from the damp cellar, and a fine cheese, which Lucille would otherwise have sent to the market in Caen, was taken from its nettle-leaf wrapping and pronounced fit for the visitor's supper.
The emblem of Holstein was, in fact, a nettle-leaf shape.
In the drop of venom which distils from the sting of the smallest insect, or the spikes of the nettle-leaf, there is concentrated the quintessence of a poison so subtle that the microscope cannot distinguish it, and yet so virulent that it can inflame the blood, irritate the whole constitution, and convert day and night into restless misery.