He is also prickly and does not respond well to criticism delivered in public.
The prickly sessions between the king, Bertie (as he was known to his family), and Lionel are charged with humor and poignancy.
Jim DeMint, now shutting down the Senate, is a prickly guy not beloved in Washington.
And “Visiting”—about a father-son road trip to Narragansett, R.I.—is a prickly minuet of paternal longing.
This is a magical, powerful book—13 stories linked by a completely problematic, prickly, complicated woman named Olive Kitteridge.
I followed, but was not so fortunate; falling heels over head, I landed in a bunch of prickly pears.
This is the region where the cacao-tree and prickly sarsaparilla grow.
Notice how prickly and needlelike on all sides these cedar branches are.
This and the prickly pear suggest the climate of the tropics.
And this prickly blockhead had not the practical sagacity to get upon a wall seven feet and six inches high!