Pin pricks

pinprick

[pin-prik]
noun
1.
any minute puncture made by a pin or the like.
2.
a negligible irritation or annoyance.

Origin:
1745–55; pin + prick

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pinprick (ˈpɪnˌprɪk)
 
n
1.  a slight puncture made by or as if by a pin
2.  a small irritation
 
vb
3.  (tr) to puncture with or as if with a pin

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