Sentence in Classic:
When the nettle is young, the leaf makes an excellent vegetable; when it is older, it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared, and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
His task finished, he returns to ineffable ecstasies, to contemplation, to joys; he beholds his feet set in afflictions, in obstacles, on the pavement, in the nettles, sometimes in the mire; his head in the light.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
This was perfectly fresh, the grooves in the ancient black mortar were white, a tuft of nettles at the foot of the wall was powdered with the fine, fresh plaster.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
He had to deal with holly bushes, nettles, hawthorns, eglantines, thistles, and very irascible brambles.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Steerforth appeared to me to regret having been a little nettled; for she presently said, in a kind tone:.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context