blind nettle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nettle \Net"tle\, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel,
   OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[aum]lde, Sw.
   n[aum]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.)
   A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp
   hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
   Urtica gracilis is common in the Northern, and {Urtica
   chamaedryoides} in the Southern, United States. The common
   European species, Urtica urens and Urtica dioica, are
   also found in the Eastern united States. Urtica pilulifera
   is the Roman nettle of England.
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related
         to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:

   Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
      Laportea (as Laportea gigas and Laportea moroides);
      -- also called nettle tree.

   Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See
      under Hemp.

   Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of
      Lamium.

   False nettle (Baehmeria cylindrica), a plant common in
      the United States, and related to the true nettles.

   Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See under Hedge.

   Horse nettle (Solanum Carolinense). See under Horse.

   nettle tree.
   (a) Same as Hackberry.
   (b) See Australian nettle (above).

   Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
      family (Jatropha urens).

   Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings
      severely, and is related to the true nettles.
      [1913 Webster]

   Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
      used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.

   Nettle rash (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
      effects of whipping with nettles.

   Sea nettle (Zool.), a medusa.
      [1913 Webster]
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blind \Blind\, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
   Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
   1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
      or by deprivation; without sight.
      [1913 Webster]

            He that is strucken blind can not forget
            The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
      intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
      judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
      [1913 Webster]

            But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
            That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
      [1913 Webster]

            This plan is recommended neither to blind
            approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
      a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
      discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
      a blind ditch.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
      [1913 Webster]

            The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
      open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
      passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
      [1913 Webster]

   8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
      blind buds; blind flowers.
      [1913 Webster]

   Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.

   Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate
      motion. --Knight.

   Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
      esp. at night.

   Blind cat (Zool.), a species of catfish ({Gronias
      nigrolabris}), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
      in Pennsylvania.

   Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
      --Simmonds.

   Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or
      window, without an opening for passage or light. See
      Blank door or Blank window, under Blank, a.

   Blind level (Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
      a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
      siphon. --Knight.

   Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under
      Dead.

   Blind shell (Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
      that does not explode.

   Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
      or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
      disposed to see danger. --Swift.

   Blind snake (Zool.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake, of
      the family Typhlopid[ae], with rudimentary eyes.

   Blind spot (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
      where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
      light.

   Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the
      indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
      called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.

   Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form