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].

2. Far. (a)

The driving of a nail into a horse's foot so as to produce lameness.

(b)

Same as Nicking.

3.

A sensation of being pricked.

Shak.

4.

The mark or trace left by a hare's foot; a prick; also, the act of tracing a hare by its footmarks.

[Obs.]

5.

Dressing one's self for show; prinking.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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