from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Set with thorns.
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The wreath was to be of _wild_ olive, mark you: -- the tree that grows carelessly, tufting the rocks with no vivid bloom, no verdure of branch; only with soft snow of blossom, and scarcely fulfilled fruit, mixed with grey leaf and thornset stem; no fastening of diadem for you but with such sharp embroidery!