pricket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pricket male deer in his second year
    • n pricket a sharp metal spike to hold a candle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pricket (Zoöl) A buck in his second year. See Note under 3d Buck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pricket A sharp iron point upon which a candle may be stuck; hence, a candlestick, either separate or one of several connected together. Also prick.
    • n pricket Hence A wax taper.
    • n pricket A buck in his second year: probably so called from his horns. See spike.
    • n pricket The wall-pepper or biting stonecrop, Sedum acre.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pricket prik′et (Shak.) a buck in his second year.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps so called from the state of his horns. See Prick, and cf. Brocket

Usage

In literature:

I warrant thee that when they brought him to ground, thou fledst like a frighted pricket.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Dowlishwake); (3) iron prickets for lights.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Why, there was a buck I had shot in Hogley Woods, a magnificent pricket, and do you know how she had it sent to table?
"The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde
And, to humour the ignorant, call I the deer the princess killed a pricket.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Why, there was a buck I had shot in Hogley Woods, a magnificent pricket, and do you know how she had it sent to table?
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Fort Pricket, in Dunmore's war, 151; during Revolution, 240, 275, 279.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
Two church candles on silver "prickets" lighted the piano.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Now some days after they had made their home there, the Pricket became troubled with a good deal of itching in the velvet on his head.
"The Story of a Red Deer" by J. W. Fortescue
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