I did not catch those few roses because they were well hidden behind a thicket of thorns.
Finally, he said a thicket of new regulations is holding that financial sector back.
In 1803, as Goldstone wrote, “Marshall found a way through the thicket.”
But, Eric Alterman writes, the legislation is a thicket of compromises.
It has to do with trying to negotiate through a thicket of lawsuits.
It was slowly gliding out into some open ground, with the intention of crossing to a thicket upon the other side.
He had dragged the trap and the chained clog down into the thicket.
At the road they had leaped clear across from one thicket to another, leaving never a trace on the bare even whiteness.
I threaded through a thicket and came out into a brief expanse of savannah.
He had thrown himself flat on the ground facing the thicket whence had come the firing.
Multiple files output from some operation.
The term has been heard in use at Microsoft to describe the set of files output when Microsoft Word does "Save As a Web Page" or "Save as HTML". The process can result in a main XML or HTML file, a graphic file for each image in the original, a CSS file, etc.
This can be an issue as XML can be used as the default format in Office 2000, and document management systems can't yet cope with the relationship between the files in a thicket when checking in and out.