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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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Purple Thistle WE walk under Summer's last fiery blaze Trail defeated legs through the shabby days, But between ears of corn and sheafy frond Your purple crown has been proudly donned; Underpinned and guarded by spine and prickle To ward off careless suitors fickle, A star-struck globe, a violet star To tempt the thrumming bee from afar; What further witness need we bear To display the honour of the narrowing year?
When Hooper put his eye to the microscope and saw the brown stain, he felt the hairs on the back of his neck prickle. "I was excited and horrified at the same time," he says.
And what visitor to the high country in the fall has not felt his skin prickle at the eerie sound of a bull elk's mating bugle ricocheting off the ridges?
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This may be wood, metal, glass, a thorn or a prickle. Deep splinters can carry the risk of tetanus infection so check your child is protected.
Should someone not understand, for example, the difference between a spine and a prickle, the computer's "help" file will describe them in words nonscientists can understand.