Prickle

Definition of Prickle

Pric´kle
n.1.A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine.
2.A kind of willow basket; - a term still used in some branches of trade.
3.A sieve of filberts, - about fifty pounds.
v. t.1.To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
Felt a horror over me creep,
Prickle skin, and catch my breath.
- Tennyson.

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