Take the lamp out and let me try if I can get the wick up with the pricker before I strike the match.
So that we felt quite easy about the safety of pricker and his comrade.
When we had had pricker for some weeks, we received a present of a second hedgehog.
"It is only Prim, Prig, and pricker making sport," replied the servant.
Next, he cuts a wooden plug to fit the quill; into the plug, the pricker is fixed.
Any suitable note-book with a pencil goes into a pocket, taking the place of the tablet and pricker.
A pricker was used to record the score on the card, and the leather pad protected the point of the pricker from the silver back.
In general the pricker was the master of the situation, and brought all the rest to his feet.
The cartridge is placed upon the point of a pricker and pushed down the hole.
"Very well," said Dick, still poking the touch-hole, and examining the point of the pricker as he withdrew it.
Middle English prikke, from Old English prica (n.) "point, puncture; particle, small portion of space or time," common West Germanic (cf. Low German prik "point," Middle Dutch prick, Dutch prik, Swedish prick "point, dot"). Meaning "pointed weapon, dagger" is first attested 1550s.
Earliest recorded use for "penis" is 1590s (Shakespeare puns upon it). My prick was used 16c.-17c. as a term of endearment by "immodest maids" for their boyfriends. As a term of abuse, it is attested by 1929. Prick-teaser attested from 1958. To kick against the pricks (Acts ix:5, first in the translation of 1382) is probably from sense of "a goad for oxen" (mid-14c.).
Old English prician "to prick, pierce, prick out, sting," from West Germanic *prikojanan (cf. Low German pricken, Dutch prikken "to prick"); Danish prikke "to mark with dots," Swedish pricka "to point, prick, mark with dots" probably are from Low German. Related: Pricked; pricking. To prick up one's ears is 1580s, originally of animals with pointed ears (prycke-eared, of foxes, is from 1520s).