prickly heat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prickly heat obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prickly heat (Med) a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of red pimples, attended with intense itching and tingling of the parts affected. It is due to inflammation of the sweat glands, and is often brought on by overheating the skin in hot weather.
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Usage

In literature:

The prickly heat burned until the souls of men were tried.
"At the Foot of the Rainbow" by Gene Stratton-Porter
I suffered dreadfully with the prickly heat, as if in the West Indies.
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
A sudden rush of heat was followed by a sweat that pricked out of me and left me cold.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
A Sure Cure for Prickly Heat.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
With solicitude he glanced down at the small, moist, pink, lumpy bundle of prickly heat and sore gums.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
I've got the prickly heat so bad I feel like a human pincushion!
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Sleep is out of the question, "prickly heat" is careful of that.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Regard 'em as inevitable, Mr. Mayor, like Indian prickly-heat, or fever here.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
This is excellent for any irritation of the skin, and also for prickly heat.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Sometimes he feels pricking or heat, giddiness, somnolence, or a sense of bodily well-being.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
All we can say about it is that Nature has her prickly side which drought and heat aggravate.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The keen-edged wind drove particles of snow before it and pricked his heated face like needle-points.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
Just look at how chafed she is, and her body all over prickly heat, too!...
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
You won't need the wool underwear unless you get prickly heat.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
In an hour the steamer swung from tropical heat (including prickly) to a cold raw fog, as wet as a Scotch mist.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
It is known by its yellowish Colour, great Heat and Prickings.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The heat was like that in a bath: on the hands and feet the skin burst, the tongue dried, breath produced a pricking in the breast.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
On Lucknow station platform he watched young De Castro, all covered with prickly-heat, get into a second-class compartment.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
I prayed so hard I felt my temples prick with heat, and a moisture in my hair.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
One day the sun's rays "pricked" with such sharp, unusual heat, that Wally felt as though she were passing between glowing needles.
"The Vulture Maiden" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
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In poetry:

April began with the punkah, coolies, and prickly-heat, —
Pagett was dear to mosquitoes, sandflies found him a treat.
He grew speckled and mumpy-hammered, I grieve to say,
Aryan brothers who fanned him, in an illiberal way.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The second one clears out the sinuses and leaves the tongue and throat throbbing with prickly heat.
Prickly heat, Venus Williams.
He can say buh-bye to prickly pecs with this alternate fuzz-removal method: Nad's No-Heat Hair Removal Gel for Men, $29.95 This goo is supereasy to use.
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