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Language: Old English
Origin: pricle

prickle

1 noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Plants
prickā€§le1 [countable]
1HBPHBA a long thin sharp point on the skin of some animals or the surface of some plants
2 if 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 uncomfortable
prickle of
She felt a prickle of fear as she realized that she was alone.

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