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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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Clarkson, 49, claimed: "Hardenedcamera crews said the hair on the back of their neck prickled."
Main stems are heavily prickled, all others smooth.
Wenger prickled at suggestions that defeat this weekend against Bolton in the FA Cup would represent a 'drama' for his side and refused to even contemplate the summer rebuilding job which must surely now be planned.
densely tomentose when young and being densely prickled with the