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Pricker   Listen
noun
Pricker  n.  
1.
One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle.
2.
One who spurs forward; a light horseman. "The prickers, who rode foremost,... halted."
3.
A priming wire; a priming needle, used in blasting and gunnery.
4.
(Naut.) A small marline spike having generally a wooden handle, used in sailmaking.






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"Pricker" Quotes from Famous Books



... treat for the espousals of the infant Princess Mary with the baby "Dolphyne." Probably these illustrious personages did not get half the pleasure out of it that the Antelope party had. Were they not, by special management of a yeoman pricker who had recognised in Stephen a kindred spirit, and had a strong admiration for Mistress Randall, placed where there was the best possible view of hunters, horses, and hounds, lords and ladies, King and ambassadors, in ...
— The Armourer's Prentices • Charlotte M. Yonge

... hazarding their money were grave and gloomy their eyes were fixed, their brows contracted, and their lips projected; and yet there was an evident effort visible to show that they were both easy and unconcerned. Each player held in his hand a small piece of pasteboard, on which, with a steel pricker, he marked the run of the cards, in order, from his observations, to regulate his own play: the rouge-et-noir player imagines that chance is not capricious. Those who were not interested in the game promenaded ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4 • Charles Dudley Warner



Words linked to "Pricker" :   prick, prickle, sticker, spine, bradawl, glochid, thorn, spikelet



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