|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n. pl.) The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting.
2. (n. pl.) Small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams.
3. (n. pl.) Reef points.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
net'-'lz: (1) charul, (Job 30:7 Proverbs 24:31 Zephaniah 2:9 margin, in all, "wild vetches"); the translation "nettles" is due to the supposed derivations of charul from an (obsolete) charal, meaning "to be sharp" or "stinging," but a translation "thorns" (as in Vulgate) would in that case do as well. Septuagint has phrugana agria, "wild brushwood," in Job, and certainly the association with the "saltwort" and the retm, "broom," in the passage would best be met by the supposition that it means the low thorny bushes plentiful in association with these plants. "Vetch" is suggested by the Aramaic, but is very uncertain. (2) qimmosh (Isaiah 34:13 Hosea 9:6), and plural qimmeshonim (Proverbs 24:31), translated (English Versions of the Bible) "thorns," because of the translation of charul as "nettles" in the same verse From Isaiah 34:13 qimmosh is apparently distinct from thorns, and the translation "nettle" is very probable, as such neglected or deserted places as described in the three references readily become overgrown with nettles in Palestine The common and characteristic Palestine nettle is the Urtica pilulifera, so called from the globular heads of its flowers.
E. W. G. Masterman
Nettles (5 Occurrences)
Job 30:7 Among the bushes they bray; and under the nettles they are gathered together. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 24:31 Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 34:13 Thorns will come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it will be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 9:6 For, behold, they have gone away from destruction. Egypt will gather them up. Memphis will bury them. Nettles will possess their pleasant things of silver. Thorns will be in their tents. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, surely Moab will be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation. The remnant of my people will plunder them, and the survivors of my nation will inherit them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)