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pricking

[prik-ing] /ˈprɪk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that pricks.
2.
a prickly or smarting sensation.
Origin of pricking
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English pricung; see prick, -ing1
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