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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of nettle.

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  • adjective aroused to impatience or anger

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Examples

  • The nettled banks rose vertically and the barbed branches made it impossible to clamber up short of a mile or so downriver.

    Polly Samson | The Man Who Fell

  • Though it nettled to take orders from a mere human, Regin stepped forth.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • What nettled Bateman most about an unauthorized edition of prints of his work was that the artwork was sold at Sears: "That's the part I detest," he said.

    Daniel Grant: Copyright Infringers Target Wildlife Artists

  • Mr. Barton laughed with them, but he was vaguely nettled.

    Jack London's Short Story: Planchette

  • This cool assumption that the sale was already consummated so perturbed Thayer, that, along with the sure knowledge that he had never seen so high a quality of rams, he was nettled into changing his order to twenty carloads.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • Though it nettled to take orders from a mere human, Regin stepped forth.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • What nettled Bateman most about an unauthorized edition of prints of his work was that the artwork was sold at Sears: "That's the part I detest," he said.

    Daniel Grant: Copyright Infringers Target Wildlife Artists

  • "Which is not what I came to see you about," I answered brusquely, somewhat nettled by their incomprehension.

    THE DESCENT

  • This nettled Sam, as it was intended to do, and he played his most famous trick and favorite punch — a feint for a clinch and a right rip to the stomach.

    Chapter II

  • Marcy, the New Yorker whose elevation had nettled the Van Buren forces, emerged as able, sagacious, and loyal—in short, a highly valuable lieutenant.

    A Country of Vast Designs

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  • Vexed, irritated, disturbed. The plant, nettle, contains histamines. One would likely be annoyed if one brushed up against such a species. Genus Urtica. Urticaria is the name for hives.

    August 21, 2008