verb (used with object), prick·led, prick·ling.
verb (used without object), prick·led, prick·ling.
Examples from the Web for prickling
And then, like a prickling of cold, there passed over him once more that little sense of danger.Young People's Pride|Stephen Vincent Benet
He woke some time later with the prickling feeling of danger on his skin.The Buttoned Sky|Geoff St. Reynard
Meanwhile, his person became emaciated, and he complained to his brother that he experienced a prickling sensation in the head.
That instant, wherever the weight of his hand had been, the prickling began.The Wonder of War on Land|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
A prickling sensation coursed up his spine, his extended arm went numb, his hand trembled violently.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for prickling
Word Origin for prickle
Word Origin and History for prickling
Old English pricel "thing to prick with, goad, point," from the same source as Old English prician (see prick (v.)) with instrumental suffix -el (cf. Middle Low German prickel, Dutch prikkel).