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 for prickle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prickle \Pric"kle\, v. t.
     To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
     [1913 Webster]
           Felt a horror over me creep,
           Prickle skin, and catch my breath.       --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster] Prickleback

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prickle \Pric"kle\, n. [AS. pricele, pricle; akin to LG.
     prickel, D. prikkel. See Prick, n.]
     1. A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp
        process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the
        bark of a plant, etc.; a spine. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some
        branches of trade. --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or
           leaf [syn: spine, thorn, prickle, pricker,
           sticker, spikelet]
      v 1: cause a prickling sensation [syn: prickle, prick]
      2: cause a stinging or tingling sensation [syn: tingle,
      3: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The
         nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample" [syn:
         prickle, prick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "prickle":
     aculeus, acumination, adherent, adhesive, auger, barb, barnacle,
     bit, borer, bramble, brier, bristle, bulldog, burr, buzz, cactus,
     catchweed, cement, cleavers, cusp, decal, decalcomania, drill,
     glue, goose grass, gunk, itch, itchiness, jab, leech, limpet,
     molasses, mucilage, mucro, neb, needle, nettle, nib, paresthesia,
     paste, pine needle, pins and needles, plaster, point, prick,
     pricking, prickles, prickliness, prickling, prong, quill, remora,
     scratch, smart, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, spur,
     stick, sticker, sting, stinging, syrup, thistle, thorn, thrill,
     tine, tingle, tingling, tip, urtication, yucca

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