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prickle

/prick·le/ (prik´il)
1. a small, sharp spine or point.
2. a tingling or smarting sensation.prick´ly

prickle

(prĭk′əl)
n.
1.
a. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
b. A spine, thorn, or other small sharp structure.
2. A tingling or pricking sensation: felt prickles in my leg after sitting for so long.
v. prick·led, prick·ling, prick·les
v.intr.
1. To feel a tingling or pricking sensation: His skin prickled with fear.
2. To rise or stand up like prickles: The hair on my neck prickled.
v.tr.
To cause a tingling or pricking sensation in: Tears prickled my eyes.

prickle

a hard, pointed plant structure containing no VASCULAR BUNDLE structure.
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We picked up Prickles for a few hundred quid to have a bit of fun for a syndicate and she's done well.
And the next time I dodge a patch of teasel, I'll still acknowledge the prickles.
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small prickles present proximally, smooth distally.
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the phoenix's burning itself to be born again, the parental love of the pelican, and the hedgehog's collecting its stores for the winter with its prickles.
Ancient remedies for baldness included dogs' paws, asses' hooves, urine, burned prickles of a hedgehog immersed in oil, boiling snakes alive, chicken dung and herbal concoctions.
And Coyle prickles at suggestions he has bad memories of the ground after losing an FA Cup semi-final with Bolton.
The early pace just wasn't quite strong enough for him here because winner Prickles was able to dominate from the front under a canny ride from Darryll Holland, so given the absence of a strong gallop, Tower should be given plenty of credit for plugging on well from the rear to finish third.
The back is covered with a mass of prickles and scattered spines, used by the ray defensively.