Definition of Pins and needles

1. Noun. A sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation.

Generic synonyms: Prickling, Tingle, Tingling



Definition of Pins and needles

1. Noun. (informal) A tingling or prickling sensation, felt in a limb when a lack of circulation is relieved and in other situations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pins And Needles

pinout
pinouts
pinpatch
pinpatches
pinpoint
pinpoint(a)
pinpointable
pinpointed
pinpointedly
pinpointing
pinpoints
pinprick
pinpricked
pinpricking
pinpricks
pins and needles (current term)
pinscher
pinschers
pinscreen
pinscreens
pinsetter
pinsetters
pinspotter
pinspotters
pinstripe
pinstripe(a)
pinstriped
pinstriper
pinstripers
pinstripes

Literary usage of Pins and needles

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"At the death of their kings the Lacedemonians met in large numbers and tore the flesh from their foreheads with pins and needles. It is said that when Odin ..."

2. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"pins and needles were also among the articles of the toilet, which have been occasionally found in the tombs. The former are frequently of considerable ..."

3. British Manufacturing Industries by George Phillips Bevan, Bevan, George Phillips, 1829?-1889 (1876)
"pins and needles. and the respective ages : The localization of these two trades is very marked. Pin factories are found principally at Birmingham, ..."

4. Children's Singing Games by Alice Bertha Gomme (1912)
"2 Build it up with pins and needles, pins and needles, pins and needles, ... 8 pins and needles they will rust, They will rust, they will rust, Pins and ..."

5. The History of Magic by Joseph Ennemoser, William Howitt, Mary Botham Howitt (1854)
"In lunacy and in spasms, people swallow, frequently, anything that they can lay hands on; others swallow pins and needles, and probably stick them into ..."

6. Physiology of Common Life by George Henry Lewes (1873)
"... feelings In amputated limbs; some parts of the skin more sensitive than others—Feeling of " pins and needles" in the leg—TASTE : organ of; ..."

7. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"Secondary pain seems to spring up from below, pins and needles seem to dance to and ... Itch, secondary pain, pins and needles and the like are conditioned ..."

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