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  • n. Plural form of thornbush.


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  • David looked ahead and saw a landscape of sandy hillocks, dotted with thornbushes and olive trees.

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  • To travel the Makran coast is to experience the windy, liberating flatness of Yemen and Oman and their soaring, sawtooth ramparts the color of sandpaper, rising sheer off a desert floor pockmarked with thornbushes.

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  • Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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  • The soldiers were able to dine well at first on rabbits that snared themselves in the plentiful thornbushes as they fled from the army, but soon even these were left behind.

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  • Emmanuel and Shabalala tore through the night and met tree branches and thornbushes along the way.

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  • IT was midday when they reached Shalkan's goal; an immense clearing in the center of the forest, filled with a vast welter of thornbushes that bore a suspicious similarity, to Kellen's eyes, to those Shalkan had charged through so many times during their escape.

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  • No bites, no bruises, not even any of the scratches he'd gotten riding Shalkan through all those thornbushes on their flight from the City before the fight with the stone Hounds.

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  • After two days of wandering, we came to a village walled around by thornbushes, in a long and narrow valley.


  • Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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  • I was climbing into a tall tree, leaning into thornbushes that left me bloody, just to get that guy in time for his next meal.

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