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shin-tangle Line breaks: shin-tangle

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Definition of shin-tangle in English:


[mass noun] Canadian
A dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland; undergrowth: she fought her way through the underbrush, beating back the shin-tangle tearing at her skirt
More example sentences
  • The trail fizzled into a shin-tangle of huckleberry brush that hung down the mountain like matted dog hair.
  • My Dad has been there and seen a lot of tracks where the elk and deer have been in the clearcut, moving toward a "shin-tangle" for the day.
  • A quarter of a mile farther up, there was a good campin' place on a little bench under a rock ledge and a clump of shintangle.
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