pricking

  • 81 prick — ► VERB 1) press briefly or puncture with a sharp point. 2) feel a sensation as though a sharp point were sticking into one. 3) (often prick up) (chiefly of a horse or dog) make (the ears) stand erect when alert. 4) (prick out) plant (seedlings)… …

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  • 82 pricker — prick ► VERB 1) press briefly or puncture with a sharp point. 2) feel a sensation as though a sharp point were sticking into one. 3) (often prick up) (chiefly of a horse or dog) make (the ears) stand erect when alert. 4) (prick out) plant… …

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  • 83 compunction — [kəm puŋk′shən] n. [ME compunccion < OFr compunction < LL compunctio, a pricking (in LL(Ec), the pricking of conscience) < L compunctus, pp. of compungere, to prick, sting < com , intens. + pungere, to prick: see POINT] 1. a sharp… …

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  • 84 stich — I. ˈstik noun ( s) Etymology: Greek stichos; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go more at stair : a measured part of something written especially in verse : line, verse II …

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  • 85 com|punc´tion|less — com|punc|tion «kuhm PUHNGK shuhn», noun. 1. uneasiness of the mind because of wrongdoing; pricking of the conscience; regret; remorse: »He had no compunction about having eaten up a whole box of cookies. …a remorse and compunction for former sins …

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  • 86 com|punc|tion — «kuhm PUHNGK shuhn», noun. 1. uneasiness of the mind because of wrongdoing; pricking of the conscience; regret; remorse: »He had no compunction about having eaten up a whole box of cookies. …a remorse and compunction for former sins (John Donne) …

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  • 87 Chain stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …

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  • 88 Compunction — Com*punc tion, n. [OF. compunction, F. componction, L. compunctio, fr. compungere, compunctum, to prick; com + pungere to prick, sting. See {Pungent}.] 1. A pricking; stimulation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That acid and piercing spirit which, with… …

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  • 89 Lock stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …

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  • 90 Pearl stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …

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  • 91 Poignant — Poign ant, a. [F., p. pr. of poindre to sting, fr. L. pungere to prick, sting. See {Pungent}.] 1. Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent. His poignant spear. Spenser. Poynaunt sauce. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical. [1913… …

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  • 92 Prick — Prick, n. [AS. prica, pricca, pricu; akin to LG. prick, pricke, D. prik, Dan. prik, prikke, Sw. prick. Cf. {Prick}, v.] 1. That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a… …

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  • 93 Prick — Prick, v. i. 1. To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by puncture; as, a sore finger pricks. [1913 Webster] 2. To spur onward; to ride on horseback. Milton. [1913 Webster] A gentle knight was pricking on the plain. Spenser. [1913… …

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  • 94 Prod — Prod, n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.] [1913 Webster] 1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A prick or stab which a… …

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  • 95 Puncheon — Punch eon, n. [F. poin[,c]on awl, bodkin, crown, king post, fr. L. punctio a pricking, fr. pungere to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Punch} a tool, {Punction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.… …

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  • 96 Punction — Punc tion, n. [L. punctio, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick: cf. F. ponction. Cf. {Puncheon}.] A puncturing, or pricking; a puncture. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 97 Pungent — Pun gent, a. [L. pungens, entis, p. pr. of pungere, punctum, to prick. Cf. {Compunction}, {Expunge}, {Poignant}, {Point}, n., {Puncheon}, {Punctilio}, {Punt}, v. t.] 1. Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking;… …

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  • 98 Purl stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …

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  • 99 Retract — Re*tract , n. (Far.) The pricking of a horse s foot in nailing on a shoe. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 100 Scratch coat — The first coat in plastering; called also {scratchwork}. See {Pricking up}. [1913 Webster] …

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