from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of nettle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Stinging; irritating.
- n. A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are joined end to end so as to form one rope.
- n. The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rope-making:
- n. A method of spinning or twisting together the ends of two ropes so as to unite them with a seamless joint.
- n. A system of tying in pairs the yarns when they are laid on the posts in a ropewalk, in order to prevent entanglement or confusion.
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And writer Raymond S. Kraft weighs in with the kind of nettling facts that make Leftists like Obama so incurably nauseated: "In little more than two centuries, despite its faults,
His last work Nettles published in 1930 just eleven days after his death were a series of bitter, “nettling” but often amusing attacks on the moral climate of England.
Sometimes, especially if you were tired, his nettling questions could become irksome.
The entire troublesome world, including its nettling competitors, seemed to fall away.
It can't be the daily photos of dead Palestinian children that upset her so, it must be something more selfishly personal nettling her.
The press corps he cowed in Riyadh will be emboldened on the campaign trail, nettling him about taxes, education, the environment or welfare.
A sweetly impudent feminist, she wrote comic monologues for TV after university, sometimes nettling British tubemeisters.
Liz May gets full points for nettling big Steve during the debates.
As nettling as some of these expected changes are for companies, though, they're hardly -- at this point -- the stuff of what Hugo Chavez calls 21st-century socialism in Venezuela.
Carne did not stride about in that style, to cast his wrath out of his toes, because his body never tingled with the sting-nettling of his mind — as it is bound to do with all correct