How to use Pricking in a sentence

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  • The borzois jumped up, jerking the rings of the leashes and pricking their ears.

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  • The pricking out of seedlings in pots in the propagating pit is effected in a similar way.

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  • This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.

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  • If this is done the soil will be fit for working in spring, and a pricking over with the fork will reduce it to a fine tilth, and will admit of the bulbs being planted promptly.

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  • The kinds of stimuli that cause a pain response on the skin include pricking, cutting, crushing, burning, and freezing.

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  • The usual ornament is a conventional flower pattern, pricked in from paper and dusted along the pricking.

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  • Sow the seed in April in a hot-bed, pricking out the seedlings in a hot-bed, and plant about the end of May.

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  • Skin tests are performed by administering a tiny dose of the suspected allergen by pricking, scratching, puncturing, or injecting the skin.

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  • The test is performed by pricking the surface of the skin with a thin needle containing a small amount of a suspected allergen.

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  • Monitoring your blood glucose requires pricking your finger one or more times each day and testing the tiny drop of blood using a special machine.

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  • Thus shallow square or oblong wooden boxes, made of light, inexpensive wood, are very useful for seedsowing, for pricking out seedlings, or for planting cuttings.

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  • I gave her my braille slate to play with, thinking that the mechanical pricking of holes in the paper would amuse her and rest her mind.

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  • Prior to 1691, however, Dr John Clayton, dean of Kildare, filled bladders with inflammable gas obtained by the distillation of coal, and showed that on pricking the bladders and applying a light to the escaping gas it burnt with a luminous flame, and in 1726 Stephen Hales published the fact that by the distillation of 158 grains of Newcastle coal, 180 cub.

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