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He clamped the metal spikes to his feet.
The stone cliffs that walled the road on the opposite side wept icicles from every crevice, covering the surface in massive clusters of crystal spikes that sparkled in the dazzling sunlight.
After the war he engaged in the manufacture of gold and silver ware, and became a pioneer in the production in America of copper plating and copper spikes for ships.
The female flowers are solitary or few in number, and borne on Short terminal spikes of the present season's growth.
They are bold, handsome plants, with stately spikes, 2 to 3 ft.