Arguments about foxy Shakespeare and prickly Plato soon became as ubiquitous at smart dinner tables as the man himself.
The film makes a choice: it ignores the psychic wounds that created the witty and prickly bow in which Lebowitz wraps herself.
The prickly sessions between the king, Bertie (as he was known to his family), and Lionel are charged with humor and poignancy.
And “Visiting”—about a father-son road trip to Narragansett, R.I.—is a prickly minuet of paternal longing.
Children are not idealized: they are resourceful but prickly, cunning but confused.
I followed, but was not so fortunate; falling heels over head, I landed in a bunch of prickly pears.
The hair was wet and matted and prickly leaves were stuck in it.
Notice how prickly and needlelike on all sides these cedar branches are.
It had no gate but a gap in the fence, and no fence but a hedge of the prickly pear and the aloe.
And this prickly blockhead had not the practical sagacity to get upon a wall seven feet and six inches high!