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prick-song (prik song) noun

Written music.

[From picked-song, music sung from pricked (written) notes, as compared to that sung from memory.]

"My last hope before Election Day is that each will put down his prick-song and sing a plain-song in debates before a national audience." Billy Porterfield, Perot, Bush, Clinton Leave Voter Swerked in Mubblefubbles, The Austin American Statesman, Jun 24, 1992.

"Mercutio: More than prince of cats, I can tell you. O, he is the courageous captain of compliments. He fights as you sing prick-song ..." William Shakespeare, Romeo And Juliet: Act II, Scene IV.

This week's theme: words that appear misleading.


The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)

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