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Definitions of urchin

  1. poor and often mischievous city child Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A hedgehog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. A sea urchin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A sea urchin. See Sea urchin. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Rough; pricking; piercing. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A pert or roguish child; - now commonly used only of a boy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; - so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A small boy; a mischievous little boy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A hedgehog: a child, used jocosely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A hedgehog; a child. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A mischievous boy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The hedgehog; a child, employed jocosely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The hedgehog; a name in slight anger given to a child; sea-urchin, a creature having a spherical shell flattened on the lower side, and covered with prickly spines. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. A pert or roguish child; now commonly used only of a boy. dictgcide_fs
  18. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. dictgcide_fs
  19. ur'chin, n. a hedgehog: a mischievous child, an elf, fairy.--adj. elfish, mischievous. [O. Fr. eriçon (Fr. hérisson)--L. ericius, a hedgehog.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Roguish or mischievous boy; boy, youngster; (usu. sea-u.) = ECHINUS; (archaic) hedgehog, goblin. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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