prick

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  • I have so named him because he could prick up only one of his ears. Cited from Before Adam, by Jack London
  • Do you separate from me here and give him the prick on the right side. Cited from The Norsemen in the West, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Every time that you are about to do any wrong action it will prick you. Cited from My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales, by Edric Vredenburg
  • In a week he could watch one without even pricking up his ears. Cited from Horses Nine, by Sewell Ford
  • Now and again she pricked her ears as though she heard something or thought she did. Cited from The Story of Bawn, by Katharine Tynan
  • I can't move a step in any direction without coming against the pricks. Cited from After A Shadow and Other Stories, T.S. Arthur
  • I show them my prick, then what do you suppose I do?
  • The child is born when she has the space between her third and fourth fingers pricked. Cited from Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore, by Cole
  • I don't mean that it would have been impossible to prick her. Cited from The Film Mystery, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The dog immediately pricked up his ears, and began to look about him. Cited from The Two Supercargoes, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I saw Charles prick up his ears, though he took no open notice. Cited from An African Millionaire, by Grant Allen
  • Suddenly, however, the sound of his own name caused him to prick his ears. Cited from The Fortunate Youth, by William J. Locke
  • I've only got to prick you, and where are you then? Cited from Fitz the Filibuster, by George Manville Fenn
  • I seem to learn nothing except by the prick of life on my own skin. Cited from The Promised Land, by Mary Antin
  • Her heart pricked with pride because she perceived that now she was his subject. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • Something in his voice made me prick up my ears for the reply. Cited from Three John Silence Stories, by Algernon Blackwood
  • He still did not move, but his ears seemed to prick up. Cited from The Regent, by E. Arnold Bennett
  • Then she pricked up her ears, for the electric-car had stopped before the house. Cited from The Portion of Labor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Most of the players have systems they follow, and prick their cards at each play. Cited from Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel, by S. G. Bayne
  • As the young plants become ready they should be pricked off and kept steadily growing. Cited from The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers, by Sutton and Sons
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Meaning of prick

  • noun The act of puncturing with a small point
    he gave the balloon a small prick
  • verb Cause a stinging pain
    The needle pricked his skin
  • verb To cause a sharp emotional pain
    The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience