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porcupine in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishporcupinepor‧cu‧pine /ˈpɔːkjəpaɪn $ ˈpɔːr-/ noun [countable]  HBAan animal with long sharp parts growing all over its back and sides
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porcupineWhere he had touched her her scalp was prickling like a porcupine.Or the do-probe-me inaccessibility of a porcupine.Here the spikes can become enormous quills - those of the great crested porcupine are as long as 20 inches.Puffers Closely related to the porcupine fish are the puffers.But this porcupine had no scratch on its belly; it had been attacked at the front end instead.One of the stars of Jane's collection was this porcupine fish, which probably came from the Tropics.Some describe it as a red-eyed E. look-alike with porcupine quills running down his spine.And there, just in front of this cave, lifeless and on its back, lay a young porcupine.