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Prick, subst. 1) a prickle: “hedgehogs mount their --s,” Tp. II, 2, 12. “he that sweetest rose will find must find love's p. and Rosalind,” As III, 2, 118 (obscene quibbling). “pins, wooden --s, nails,” Lr. II, 3, 16.
2) an impression or hurt made by a prickle, a sting, stitch: “she is too hard for you at --s,” LLL IV, 1, 140. “live honestly by the p. of their needles,” H5 II, 1, 36. “my conscience first received a tenderness, scruple, and p.” H8 II, 4, 171. “I feel this pin p.” Lr. IV, 7, 56 (or verb?).
3) a mark: “ere he arrive his weary noontide p.” Lucr. 781. “made an evening at the noontide p.” H6C I, 4, 34. “the bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the p. of noon,” Rom. II, 4, 119. == the point in the centre of the butts: “let the mark have a p. in't,” LLL IV, 1, 134.
4) a small roll: “in such indexes, although small --s to their subsequent volumes,” Troil. I, 3, 343.
5) By way of quibbling, == the privy member: LLL IV, 1, 134. LLL IV, 1, 134 As III, 2, 118. Rom. II, 4, 119. Perhaps also in H5 II, 1, 36.
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