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prickle

Botany a pointed process arising from the outer layer of a stem, leaf, etc., and containing no woody or conducting tissue
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Medium body, juicy medium acid, medium plus alcohol gives a slight prickle on the lips.
woodsii or Woods Rose has a prickle at the base of the stipules and R.
If I forget, or am ill, I feel that old prickle in my lip and one comes.
And after a lengthy honeymoon in office, Villaraigosa's frenetic public pace and wide-ranging reforms -- including raising wages, hiking trash fees and hiring more cops -- have begun to prickle critics who say the mayor must start turning promises into actions.
The leaf blade has a characteristic cuticular wax pattern, composed of dense rod-like structures, and is surrounded by papillae, zipper-like silica cells, abundant bulky prickle trichomes, and hooked trichomes.
Mr Prickle can strike for trainer Peter Beaumont in the Pat De Clermont Handicap Chase at Kelso.
The subdued, rather traditionally composed landscapes are also undeniably romantic, though they provoke less a powerful longing for distant havens than a sort of dry prickle of backyard environmentalism.
That classic portrayal of passing can rouse a nasty prickle of suspicion, sympathy and hostility amongst people of color who feel betrayed, or those in the majority who feel tricked.
First you feel a little tickle, And your nose begins to prickle.
I particularly enjoy its crisp apple flavours with a nutty, coriander leaf backdrop, suggestions of peach and attractive prickle of contrasting grapefruit acidity.
A HEDGEHOG got himself into a prickle after falling down a drain in Wrexham.