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Prickle   Listen

A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.  Synonyms: pricker, spikelet, spine, sticker, thorn.

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"Prickle" Quotes from Famous Books

... an' me was trespassin' ovver a compound wall after one of them mongooses 'at he'd started, an' we was busy grubbin' round a prickle-bush, an' when we looks up there was Mrs. DeSussa wi' a parasel ovver her shoulder, a-watchin' us. "Oh my!" she sings out; "there's that lovelee dog! Would he let ...
— Indian Tales • Rudyard Kipling

... when I was a little bit of a girl, that I would be a missionary, but I should perfectly hate it now!" said Mary, with great vehemence. "I just hate to go to Sunday-school and be asked the questions; it makes me prickle all over. I always feel sorry when I wake up and find it is Sunday morning. I suppose you ...
— Betty Leicester - A Story For Girls • Sarah Orne Jewett

... peach ice-cream soda, and thereafter was nothing but sense of taste as she ecstatically drew through a straw the syrupy, foamy draught of nectar. She took small sips at a time and held them in the back of her mouth till every minute bubble of gas had rendered up its delicious prickle to her tongue. Her consciousness was filled to its uttermost limits with a voluptuous sense of present ...
— The Bent Twig • Dorothy Canfield

Words linked to "Prickle" :   needle, prickling, glochid, itch, twinge, aculeus, sting, pierce, glochidium, prickly

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