prickling :

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  • n  a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
  • v  cause a prickling sensation
  • v  cause a stinging or tingling sensation
  • v  make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

  • There is not a scene in which Sophie appears that is not excruciating (excrucifying?) starting with toilet training the phrase "tickling my prickling" occurs.
  • Along Chicago's volatile Northwest Side, boredom pangs were as palpable as the prickling humidity.
  • Housman put most of his own skin-prickling stanzas into A Shropshire Lad ("When I was one and twenty"), published in 1896 at his own expense when he was seven and thirty.

  • Jeannette Altwegg in Times Online
    Altwegg said later: "Arriving on the ice for the competition, with that night silence exchanged for the music of one's skating programme, there is nothing to describe that special wonderful prickling feeling as you sense the climax of your career....

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