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Acantha   /ɑkˈɑnðə/   Listen

Any sharply pointed projection.  Synonyms: spine, spur.

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"Acantha" Quotes from Famous Books

... And work revenge upon these infidels. Your highness knows, for Tamburlaine's repair, That strikes a terror to all Turkish hearts, Natolia hath dismiss'd the greatest part Of all his army, pitch'd against our power Betwixt Cutheia and Orminius' mount, And sent them marching up to Belgasar, Acantha, Antioch, and Caesarea, To aid the kings of Soria [63] and Jerusalem. Now, then, my lord, advantage take thereof, [64] And issue suddenly upon the rest; That, in the fortune of their overthrow, We may discourage all the pagan troop That dare ...
— Tamburlaine the Great, Part II. • Christopher Marlowe

Words linked to "Acantha" :   acanthous, spur, projection, spine

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