All these Indians spin the thread, of which they make their nets, of a kind of teasel.
The teasel and sun and moon were emblematical of the chief staples of the place; the woollen trade and the mining interests.
In fact, 'the seal of the Port-reeve bears a church between a teasel and a saltire, with the sun and moon above.'
There were large rocks and tangled masses of brambles, and faded clumps of ragwort and teasel, and yellow bracken stumps.
The teasel (Dipsacus) was abundant, as were also several of the true thistles.