pricking

  • 1 Pricking — Prick ing, n. 1. The act of piercing or puncturing with a sharp point. There is that speaketh like the prickings of a sword. Prov. xii. 18 [1583]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Far.) (a) The driving of a nail into a horse s foot so as to produce lameness.… …

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  • 2 Pricking-up — Prick ing up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 pricking — index bitter (penetrating) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 pricking — [prikiŋ] n. 1. the act or process of one that pricks 2. a prickly feeling …

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  • 5 Pricking — Prick Prick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pricking}.] [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See {Prick}, n., and cf. {Prink}, {Prig}.] 1. To pierce slightly with a sharp pointed instrument or… …

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  • 6 Pricking — This article is about the 16th and 17th century practice of pricking witches. For other uses of the word, see prick. During the height of the witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries, common belief held that a witch could be discovered through …

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  • 7 pricking — the process of piercing the swimbladders of deep water fish, especially cod, before placing the fish in the well …

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  • 8 pricking — /prik ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that pricks. 2. a prickly or smarting sensation. [bef. 1000; ME; OE pricung; see PRICK, ING1] * * * …

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  • 9 pricking — n. act of making small holes, act of piercing prɪk n. stab, puncture; ache, pain; penis (Slang) v. stab with a sharp object; perforate, pierce …

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  • 10 pricking — noun the act of puncturing with a small point he gave the balloon a small prick • Syn: ↑prick • Derivationally related forms: ↑prick, ↑prick (for: ↑prick) • …

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  • 11 pricking-up — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : scratch coat …

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  • 12 pricking coat — /ˈprɪkɪŋ koʊt/ (say priking koht) noun the first coat of plaster, usually on laths, used as a key (key1 def. 19) …

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  • 13 pricking wheel — noun : pricker 2c …

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  • 14 By the Pricking of My Thumbs (novel) — infobox Book | name = By the Pricking of My Thumbs title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie cover artist = Kenneth Farnhill country = United Kingdom language = English… …

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  • 15 scratch coat — Pricking up Prick ing up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Something wicked this way comes (phrase) — The phrase something wicked this way comes originates in Act IV scene 1 of William Shakespeare s play Macbeth . The speaker is the second witch, whose full line is, By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. The wicked thing… …

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  • 17 Mon Petit Doigt M'a Dit — Auteur Agatha Christie Genre Roman policier Version originale Titre original By the Pricking of My Thumbs Éditeur original Collins Crime Club …

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  • 18 prick — v. & n. v. 1 tr. pierce slightly; make a small hole in. 2 tr. (foll. by off, out) mark (esp. a pattern) with small holes or dots. 3 tr. trouble mentally (my conscience is pricking me). 4 intr. feel a pricking sensation. 5 intr. (foll. by at, into …

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  • 19 Mon petit doigt m'a dit — Auteur Agatha Christie Genre Roman policier Version originale Titre original By the Pricking of My Thumbs Éditeur original Collins Crime Club …

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  • 20 Agatha Christie's Marple — This article is about the currently airing TV series. For other uses including the 1980s TV series starring Joan Hickson, see Marple (disambiguation). Marple Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple. Format Drama …

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