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Prickle

verb
1.
Cause a prickling sensation.  Synonym: prick.
2.
Cause a stinging or tingling sensation.  Synonym: tingle.
3.
Make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn.  Synonym: prick.



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"Prickle" Quotes from Famous Books



... me a flip across the lynes, and I've got a sort of fancy that it's beginning to prickle, though I can't say as ...
— Dead Man's Land - Being the Voyage to Zimbambangwe of certain and uncertain • George Manville Fenn

... Allah!" to himself in the Houyhnhnm tongue, waiting for what was going to happen to get about it. The plot increased in thickness, for the bushel basket began a mysterious journey toward the back of the waggon, impelled by an unseen power. It was a curious thing to see in broad daylight. I felt quite a prickle down my spine as I watched it. Arriving at the end, over it went, disclosing the secret. From out of that basket came a small bear. I swallowed an ejaculation and looked at him. He, entirely unabashed, returned my gaze—a funny little ruffian! ...
— Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters • Henry Wallace Phillips



Words linked to "Prickle" :   pierce, glochid, prickling, spikelet, aculeus, prickly, itch, sting, needle, glochidium, twinge



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