Definition of Pricks

1. Noun. (plural of prick) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of prick) ¹

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Definition of Pricks

1. prick [v] - See also: prick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pricks

prickly-seeded spinach
prickly ash
prickly custard apple
prickly heat
prickly lettuce
prickly oak
prickly pear
prickly pear cactus
prickly pears
prickly pine
prickly poppy
prickly shield fern
pricks (current term)
pride comes before a fall
pride cometh before a fall

Literary usage of Pricks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1914)
"Both edges of the leaf dead from the base to 2 feet above the pricks. No secondary signs. the top. 71 A. Comparatively little white striping; extends only ..."

2. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1911)
"Many pricks were made on various parts of a leaf-blade about 2.75 inches broad. ... Many pricks were made on the middle and apical part of a blade about 2.5 ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1902)
"Mr. Mason was called upon, and read his paper on " Kicking Against the pricks," calling forth the applause of his audience. KICKING AGAINST THE pricks. ..."

4. Natural History in Shakespeare's Time: Being Extracts Illustrative of the by Herbert West Seager (1896)
"Also Urchins have a little body and many pikes, that occupy more place than the body ; and the cause of many great pricks, and the littleness of the body is ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A horseman; one who in bull fights is armed with a gilt spear (pica-dorada), with which he pricks the bull to madden him for the combat. Picarde. ..."

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