Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PRICKET, n. Also †preikett. Sc. usage: a pinnacle or small spire on a building, a pointed finial (Abd. 1949). Fif. 1705  D. Cook Annals Pittenweem 124:
Ordained to be taken to-morrow at 11 o'clock in the forenoon to the preikett, and there to stand with a paper on his breast, bearing “A false and scandalous reproacher.”
Sc. 1708  Records Conv. Burghs (1880) 468:
The said tolbuith and steeple with the pricket thereof consisting of six storry high.
Mry. 1725  L. Shaw Hist. Moray (1882) II. 275:
The pricket or top of the steeple was by storm blown over and broke these couples.
Per. 1845  Stat. Acc.2 X. 105:
In 1767 the pricket received a new covering of lead.

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