Pricking

Prick"ing

, n. 1. The act of piercing or puncturing with a sharp point. "There is that speaketh like the prickings of a sword." Prov. xii. 18 [1583].
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2. (Far.) (a) The driving of a nail into a horse's foot so as to produce lameness. (b) Same as Nicking.
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3. A sensation of being pricked. Shak.
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4. The mark or trace left by a hare's foot; a prick; also, the act of tracing a hare by its footmarks. [Obs.]
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5. Dressing one's self for show; prinking. [Obs.]
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