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prick

(prĭk)
n.
1.
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
2.
a. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
b. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
v. pricked, pricking, pricks
v.tr.
1.
a. To puncture lightly.
b. To make (a hole) by puncturing something.
2. To spur (a horse).
3. To pierce the quick of (a horse's hoof) while shoeing.
v.intr.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.

prick

noun (slang)
(1) Penis.
(2) A person who acts in an inappropriate and/or rude manner; jerk.

verb To sustain an injury with a sharp object, in particular a needle.

prick

(prik)
To penetrate or puncture the skin with a sharp object, e.g., with a needle during phlebotomy or a test for allergen hypersensitivity.
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He was consistently critical of the commitment of the `honorary prickers of conscience' to issues of natural justice and equity, arguing that their outrage at frontier brutality had been an impediment to rational and practicable reform since the opening up of pastoral leases in Western Australia in the latter part of the nineteenth century (West Australian, 26 June 1934; Hasluck 1942, 1953).
For example, "My symbol is the rhododendron because you can tell how cold it is by the way its leaves curl up"; "That chipmunk never stands still, just like me"; and "I'm like this shrub; I'm small, but I can defend myself with little prickers.