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Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To prick slightly in many places; have a diffused stinging sensation.

Part of speech: noun

A small, sharp point, as on a thistle.

Part of speech: noun

A stinging sensation.

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Usage examples "prickle":

  1. But catching sight of me, he nodded very friendly, and sitting on a heap of stones a yard or two away, began to draw off his boot, and search for a prickle, that it seem'd had got into it. - "The Splendid Spur", Arthur T. Quiller Couch.
  2. Kirby felt an involuntary chill prickle up his back. - "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930", Various.
  3. The Frau pours on the liniment with generous measure and rubs me till I prickle with it, and feel for all the world like a wet newspaper caught in a wire fence. - "Seeds of Pine", Janey Canuck.