Definition of thistles:
Usage examples of thistles:
- "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.
Your delicate Nisaeans are all very well for a few minutes over those flat sands of Egypt: but here you need a horse who will go forty miles a day over rough and smooth, and dine thankfully off thistles at night.- "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face", Charles Kingsley.
And Morraha thanked Rough Niall for the story, and he struck the ground with the Sword of Light, and Brown Allree was beside of him and she said to him" Sit up, now, riding, and take good heed of yourself" and at one leap she cleared the sea and at the next the three miles of hill covered with steel thistles and at the third the three miles of fire, and then he was home and he told the tale of the death of Anshgayliacht to the Slender Red Champion and gave him the Sword of Light, and he was well pleased to get them, and he took the spells of Morraha, and he had his wife and his castle back again, and by- and- by the five children; but he never put his hand to card- playing with strangers again.- "The Irish Fairy Book", Various.