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prick

1. a taboo slang word for penis
2. the footprint or track of an animal, esp a hare
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"Thou shalt die," said Rhadamanthus in a loud voice; "relent, thou tiger; humble thyself, proud Nimrod; suffer and he silent, for no impossibilities are asked of thee; it is not for thee to inquire into the difficulties in this matter; smacked thou must be, pricked thou shalt see thyself, and with pinches thou must be made to howl.
In fine, all the duennas smacked him and several others of the household pinched him; but what he could not stand was being pricked by the pins; and so, apparently out of patience, he started up out of his chair, and seizing a lighted torch that stood near him fell upon the duennas and the whole set of his tormentors, exclaiming, "Begone, ye ministers of hell; I'm not made of brass not to feel such out-of-the-way tortures."
So Tom unwound the thread from one of his needles, and each boy pricked the ball of his thumb and squeezed out a drop of blood.
"Can't prick up their ears without a steam-engine!" His Majesty exclaimed.
It's like this!" And he pricked up his ears like two railway signals.
He took many steps for her, and even allowed her to teach him to knit, after assuring himself that many a brave Scotchman knew how to "click the pricks." She was obliged to take a solemn vow of secrecy, however, before he would consent; for, though he did not mind being called "Giglamps," "Granny" was more than his boyish soul could bear, and at the approach of any of the Clan his knitting vanished as if by magic, which frequent "chucking" out of sight did not improve the stripe he was doing for Rose's new afghan.
"Pshaw!" said Dorothy; "I've pricked my finger many a time, and nothing happened."
"Surely, ma'am," replied the Wizard, "and if you'd pricked your nose they might cut your head off.
While they were saying this, Laska, with ears pricked up, was looking upwards at the sky, and reproachfully at them.
He came to Tarzan's side and pricked him with a spear.
The spears were commencing to find his body in the first torturing pricks that prefaced the more serious thrusts.
'I haven't pricked it YET,' the Queen said, 'but I soon shall-- oh, oh, oh!'