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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Prickly.

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  • adj. Stiff and sharp; prickly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stiff and sharp; prickly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Prickly.

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Examples

  • Athough it does grow back blunt, similar to your legs being "pricky" if you can shave them regularly it shouldn't be a problem!

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  • Unlike other wollen socks which tends to be 'pricky', this socks is guaranteed to be extremely comfortable to wear.

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  • Yes, they say five fingers aren't alike but the pricky Simon like American Idol judges of today forget to count their own times of execrable acts.

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  • Frances seemed close with all the female realtors we met, though with the men, she was pricky, all business, acted as though she'd never met them before.

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  • We were pretty good today, though - Anders had a strict desire for books about beer and brewing, and local maritime history, and I was just pricky.

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  • It is awfully hard to make these sick officers comfortable, with no sheets or pillow-cases, no air ring-cushions, pricky shirts, thick cups without saucers, &c.

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  • Missy -- she was spoily all her life, by poor massa -- her mamma good, very good; and when Missy pinch Zebby, and pricky with pin, then good mississ she be angry; but massa say only -- 'Poo! poo! she be child -- naughty tricks wear off in time.'

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  • She rubbed her hand over his back to push him away and something rough and pricky scratched her.

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  • Finally when her legs were beginning to get pricky and she was about ready to give up, her mother came into the room.

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  • Jennie kep 'frettin' an 'houndin' her, one way an 'another, an' a-callin 'her' parson's wife '-- ain't it awful the _power_ them pin-pricky things has if we let' em?

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