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Synonyms for caltrop

tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets

Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales

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Another driver, who had her tire punctured while out running errands, said the caltrops are the same color as the pavement and hard to spot.
He used intelligence operations to ensure the local population was informed that his forces were armed and ready with nonlethal grenade launchers and shotguns that fired pepper sprays, stinger grenades, flash bangs, and sticky foam, as well as caltrops to supplement various barriers at night.
There was talk of kidnapping the wives and children of the aristocracy and using them as hostages, the manufacture of shells, hand grenades and caltrops, a spiked metal ball thrown on the ground to impede the cavalry horses.
Countermateriel systems include spike strips, caltrops (heavy-gauge steel-puncturing spikes), the Vehicle Lightweight Arresting Device, and Portable Vehicle Arresting Barriers and Running Gear Entanglers, designed to stop moving vessels.
Botanical name English name Hindi name 01 Syzigium cumini Jamun Jamun 02 Trigonella foenum- Fenugreek Methi graecum 03 Azadirachta indica Neem Neem 04 Emblica officinalis Indian gooseberry Aonla 05 Cassia auriculata Cassia Tarwar 06 Gymnema sylvestre Gymnema Gurmar 07 Tribulus terristris Caltrops Gokharu 08 Andrographis paniculata Andrographis Kalmegh 09 Pterocarpus marsupium Pilfar Vijaysar 10 Momordica charantia Bittergourd Karela S.
Nor have there been any notable finds of weapons such as swords, spears or caltrops.
a minefield of sharp granite caltrops waiting to crack shins, elbows and skulls.