prickle

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɪkəl/
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prickle (plural prickles)

  1. A small, sharp pointed object, such as a thorn.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “6. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      The plants that have prickles are, thorns, black and white, briar, rose, lemon-trees, []
  2. A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
  3. A kind of willow basket.
    • Template:RQ:Jonson LP
      I'd but a pottle of sack, like a sharp prickle,
      To knock my nose against when I am nodding
    • 1851, Henry Mayhew, “Costermongers”, in London Labour and the London Poor:
      The prickle is a brown willow basket, in which walnuts are imported into this country from the Continent; they are about thirty inches deep, and in bulk rather larger than a gallon measure; they are used only by the vendors of walnuts.
  4. (Britain, obsolete) A sieve of hazelnuts, weighing about fifty pounds.

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prickle (third-person singular simple present prickles, present participle prickling, simple past and past participle prickled)

  1. (intransitive) To feel a prickle.
  2. (transitive) To cause (someone) to feel a prickle; to prick.
    • 2014, J. S. Eades, Promises and Other Broken Things (page 400)
      Guilt prickled me. It was about to get much worse.

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prickle

  1. inflection of prickeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative