- Informal. (of a man) having the hair cut short.
- Archaic. following or sympathetic to the Puritans or Roundheads.
- Archaic. priggish.
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Origin of prick-eared
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Example sentences from the Web for prick-eared
Prior to 1990, finding RETs (also called red-eared sliders) in the UK was a lot more difficult.How the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Inadvertently Caused an Environmental Crisis|Alex Suskind|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For those of you who believe in following the money, prick up your ears.
Prick the bladder with a needle every so often,” she advises sagely, “to keep it from exploding.
The columnist was a royal prick, but he had this soft spot for Damon Runyon, who was dying at the time.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prick of conscience she has alerts us to the fact that she is different from Francis—or just at a different stage of her life.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then they continue to prick the body, and, as they say, they draw off or suck out the humors until the body is left dry.
I did think uh tryin' t' get off with their hosses, but I figured it wouldn't pay with that sharp-eared cuss on the watch.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
She ain't all greyhound; but the best man as ever I knew always said there never was a prick-eared one a bad 'un.The Chequers|James Runciman
This time I had my ankus with me, so that in case he should run away again I could prick his neck and make him behave.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
In Stanley's experience one man died within a minute, from a mere pin prick in the breast.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris