English version

prickle in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprickleprick‧le1 /ˈprɪkəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBPHBAa long thin sharp point on the skin of some animals or the surface of some plants2 FEEL HOT/COLD/TIRED ETCif you feel a prickle of fear, anger, or excitement, you feel slightly afraid, angry, or excited in a way that makes your skin feel slightly cold and uncomfortableprickle of 🔊 She felt a prickle of fear as she realized that she was alone.
Examples from the Corpus
prickleprickles of perspirationKathleen felt a prickle between her shoulderblades and knew the camera was approaching.The blanket rubbed his tender back, setting up a prickle of pain.They lack the sharp spines but are covered with fine prickles that are evident when the puffer puffs up.There was none of that back-of-the-neck prickle of fear and guilt associated with encountering the zone patrols back at Taler's Bump.