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1. thorn n.

136 quotations in 5 senses
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A sharp-pointed spine or prickle on a plant, a thorn; also fig.; also in proverbs; ?also coll., glossing L sentes; cacchen a thorn, fig. to suffer a love pain.

2. tō̆nge n.(1)

62 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A double-armed instrument, usually hinged, for manipulating objects too hot or too difficult to hold; a pincers, pliers, pair of tongs;—often pl.; also fig. and in fig. context; fir tonges; paire