One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the cactus is covered with prickles’
thorn, needle, barb, spike, point, spine, quill, spur, bristle, prong, tine
2‘Willie felt a cold prickle crawl up his back’
tingle, tingling sensation, tingling, prickling sensation, chill, thrill, itching, creeping sensation, gooseflesh, goose pimples, pins and needles
1‘the thought made her prickle with excitement’
tingle, itch, have a creeping sensation, have goose pimples, have gooseflesh, have goosebumps, have pins and needles
2‘its tiny spikes prickled his skin’
make something tingle, make something smart, make something itch
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