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Not all the Statesman’s power or art Can turn aside Death’s certain Dart.
1: a mark or shallow hole made by a pointed instrument.
2a: a pointed instrument or weapon b: a sharp projecting organ or part.
3: an instance of pricking or the sensation of being pricked: as a: a nagging or sharp feeling of remorse, regret, or sorrow b: a slight sharply localized discomfort <the prick of a needle>.
4: usually vulgar: penis.
5: usually vulgar: a spiteful or contemptible man often having some authority.
[Origin: Middle English prikke, from Old English prica; akin to Middle Dutch pric prick.]
(before 12th Century).
“Stone shook his head. “Rapid’s not going to be the Wild West for too much longer, girls.” I could tell Madame was included in that “girls,” and it put my back up. She had years and miles on Dyer Stone, and brains to boot. But he had a prick, and inherited money, and a prick. I guess that gave him the right to lord it over her. – Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear.
I think Boris Artzybasheff was one of the greatest artists ever. His artistic explorations of emotional and mental states were, and are, absolutely stunning. He had a great gift for being able to draw and express such states perfectly. All of them instantly recognizable, so much so they come as a bit of a shock. Have a look here for more amazing art by Mr. Artzybasheff. Click for full size.