thicket

Definitions

  • Pantagruel Arose to Scour the Thicket--4-36-474
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thicket a dense growth of bushes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The disguised princess speaks to the boy in the myrtle thicket The disguised princess speaks to the boy in the myrtle thicket

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thicket A wood or a collection of trees, shrubs, etc., closely set; as, a ram caught in a thicket .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thicket Specifically, in forestry, a stand of saplings.
    • n thicket A number of shrubs, bushes, or trees set and growing close together; a thick coppice, grove, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thicket a collection of trees or shrubs thickly or closely set: close wood or copse
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. þiccet,. See Thick (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thicce; cog. with Ger. dick.

Usage

In literature:

The combatants were hidden from his view by a thicket of low bushes that skirted the side of the road.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
On the sixth night of the parallel pursuit the five discussed it sitting in a thicket.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Duke made game on the outskirts of a dense thicket, hesitated, then led the way cautiously into the tangle.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
They knew all the paths in the forests, swamps, and thickets.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
Leaving the broken trail he sped north by west, the forests and thickets growing thicker as he advanced.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
His feet seemed to acquire wings as he tore madly away among the thickets.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
I quietly thrust my head into the thicket, and soon espied the birdkin perched on a twig only about a rod away.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Out of the thicket Jake Houck strode with a ribald laugh.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Now and then the call of a night bird or the cry of a wild animal in the thickets came through the heavy air.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
And in a few minutes they were deep in the thicket, and could no longer see either the boat or the bank.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

But doubtless she grew weary
By thicket or by wood.—
A dainty virtue, dearie,
That fled when none pursued.
"The Dainty Virtue" by Gamaliel Bradford
This way and that, now up, now down,
I hailed full many a blow.
Alas! beneath my weary arm
The thicket seemed to grow.
"The Old Chimaeras. Old Receipts" by Robert Louis Stevenson
O, the garden I remember,
In the gay and sunny spring,
When our laughter made the thickets
And the arching alleys ring!
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Flash athwart the lily-beds,
Pierce the dry reeds' thicket;
Where the yellow sunlight treads,
Chants the friendly cricket.
"Bouche-Mignonne" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Deep within its oaken thickets
Ran its waters to the sea:
On the hill the Chief lay careless,
While the child watched eagerly.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
And called on Hermes, fair and fleet,
And her of hounds and quiver,
To hide her in the thickets sweet
That sighed above the river.
"Syrinx" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Romeo and Juliet To open its 12th season, UpStage Theatre makes its first foray into the thicket of Shakespeare with this ambitious production.
As a barrier planting, this shrub forms thorny thickets up to 15 feet in height.
RISMEDIA, July 17, 2010—(MCT)—Down a dirt road and between thickets of trees, Paul Queen lives inside a grassy, man-made hill.
Lizard's Thicket opens 15th restaurant, looks to expand statewide.
Thicket of rumors and allegations grows on Twig Avenue.
Girl, 6, dies after being pulled from Turkey Thicket pool in Northeast D.C. All the latest news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.
A 6-year-old girl died Wednesday after being pulled from a pool at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Northeast Washington, fire officials said.
Legal thicket keeps getting thicker.
Eastex's heavily political role in the Thicket controversy has, unavoidably, made them some enemies.
We both, Vasili Ivanovich and I, have always been impressed by the anonymity of all the parts of a landscape, so dangerous for the soul, the impossibility of ever finding out where that path you see leads—and look, what a tempting thicket.
RICHMOND, Virginia — A forum on uranium mining Thursday addressed the thicket of regulatory, environmental and economic issues Virginia will need to address in 2013 and beyond if it ends a 30-year ban on the practice.
The thicket of condo towers and abundant public spaces in Vancouver, British Columbia, make this Canadian city an urban planner's dream.
You'll find us hidden carefully amidst live oaks, yaupon thickets, and the wild charms of 7F's natural setting.
Reporters also can follow NCSL on Facebook, and Twitter as well as listen to podcasts on The Buzz and read blog postings on The Thicket, NCSL's blog.
This once-abandoned shed in a thicket of cedar and live oaks has been turned into a home that is connected to its surroundings in a luxurious and rustic manner.
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In science:

IBN converges to yes] indicates thicket border of the proposition [fire: the values of a standard BBN, as shown in Figure 4.
Belief Maintenance in Bayesian Networks
It should be noted though that this extension was by no means automatic, and required a good deal of mathematics to clear up the thicket.
Diffraction of random tilings: some rigorous results
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