from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Prickly.

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  • verb Present participle of prickle.

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  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles


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  • Galen inhaled, feeling the metallic buzz of the radiation on his skin and prickling in his lungs.

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  • The air was hotter here and it pressed against his face, prickling his cheeks and pushing into his mouth.

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