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 for Tick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, n. [LL. techa, teca, L. theca case, Gr. ?, fr. ? to
     put. See Thesis.]
     1. The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which
        contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.
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     2. Ticking. See Ticking, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ticked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ticking.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. D. tikken, LG.
     ticken.]
     1. To make a small or repeating noise by beating or
        otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.
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     2. To strike gently; to pat.
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              Stand not ticking and toying at the branches.
                                                    --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, n. [Abbrev. from ticket.]
     Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, v. i.
     1. To go on trust, or credit.
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     2. To give tick; to trust.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf.
     Tike a tick.] (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites
            which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of,
            cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with
            blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually
            livid red in color. Some of the species often attach
            themselves to the human body. The young are active and
            have at first but six legs.
        (b) Any one of several species of dipterous insects having
            a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird
            ticks (see under Bird) and sheep tick (see under
            Sheep).
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     Tick bean, a small bean used for feeding horses and other
        animals.
  
     Tick trefoil (Bot.), a name given to many plants of the
        leguminous genus Desmodium, which have trifoliate
        leaves, and joined pods roughened with minute hooked hairs
        by which the joints adhere to clothing and to the fleece
        of sheep.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, n.
     1. A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.
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     2. Any small mark intended to direct attention to something,
        or to serve as a check. --Dickens.
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     3. (Zool.) The whinchat; -- so called from its note. [Prov.
        Eng.]
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     Death tick. (Zool.) See Deathwatch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tick \Tick\, v. t.
     To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.
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           When I had got all my responsibilities down upon my
           list, I compared each with the bill and ticked it off.
                                                    --Dickens.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tick
      n 1: a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the
           clock" [syn: tick, ticking]
      2: any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed
         proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
      3: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed
         etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each
         student's name" [syn: check mark, check, tick]
      4: a light mattress
      v 1: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
           [syn: click, tick]
      2: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were
         ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn: tick,
         ticktock, ticktack, beat]
      3: sew; "tick a mattress" [syn: tick, retick]
      4: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each
         name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
         [syn: check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off,
         tick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  218 Moby Thesaurus words for "tick":
     act, arachnid, arthropod, bank credit, be effective, be in action,
     beat, bedbug, beetle, birthmark, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish,
     bloodsucker, blotch, book credit, borrowing power, brand, breath,
     bug, bump, cash credit, caste mark, caterpillar, centipede, chalk,
     chalk up, check, check off, checkmark, chilopod, chink, cicatrix,
     cicatrize, click, clicking, clink, clop, clump, clunk,
     commercial credit, consumer credit, coup, crack, credit,
     credit insurance, credit rating, credit union, crump, cut,
     daddy longlegs, dapple, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, diplopod,
     discolor, discoloration, dot, drum, dull thud, earmark, engrave,
     engraving, flash, fleck, flick, flump, fly, freckle, function,
     gash, go, go pitapat, graving, hack, half a jiffy, half a mo,
     half a second, half a shake, harvestman, hatch, have effect,
     have free play, have play, hexapod, hire purchase plan, impress,
     imprint, insect, installment credit, installment plan, instant,
     investment credit, jiff, jiffy, jot, larva, leech, lentigo, line,
     line of credit, macula, maggot, make a mark, mark, mark off,
     mark out, marking, microsecond, militate, millepede, millipede,
     millisecond, minute, mite, mole, moment, mosquito, mottle,
     never-never, nevus, nick, notch, nymph, operate, pad, palpitate,
     pant, parasite, pat, patch, patter, pencil, pepper, percolate,
     perform, perk, pitapat, pitter-patter, play, plump, plunk, point,
     polka dot, pop, prick, print, pulsate, pulse, punch, punctuate,
     puncture, rap, rating, riddle, run, scar, scarification, scarify,
     score, scorpion, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, seam, sec,
     second, shake, speck, speckle, spider, splash, split second,
     splotch, spot, stain, stamp, stigma, stigmatize, strawberry mark,
     streak, striate, stripe, stroke, take effect, tap, tarantula,
     tattoo, tattoo mark, tax credit, throb, thud, thump, tick off,
     ticking, ticktack, ticktick, ticktock, tinkle, tittle, trace,
     trice, trust, tunk, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twitch, two shakes,
     underline, underscore, watermark, wink, wood tick, work
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  tick
   n.
  
      1. A jiffy (sense 1).
  
      2. In simulations, the discrete unit of time that passes between iterations
      of the simulation mechanism. In AI applications, this amount of time is
      often left unspecified, since the only constraint of interest is the
      ordering of events. This sort of AI simulation is often pejoratively
      referred to as tick-tick-tick simulation, especially when the issue of
      simultaneity of events with long, independent chains of causes is handwave
      d.
  
      3. In the FORTH language, a single quote character.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  tick
  
     1. A jiffy (sense 1).  2. In simulations, the discrete unit
     of time that passes between iterations of the simulation
     mechanism.  In AI applications, this amount of time is often
     left unspecified, since the only constraint of interest is the
     ordering of events.  This sort of AI simulation is often
     pejoratively referred to as "tick-tick-tick" simulation,
     especially when the issue of simultaneity of events with long,
     independent chains of causes is handwaved.  3. In the FORTH
     language, a single quote character.
  
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TICK, contracts. Credit; as, if a servant usually buy for the master upon 
  tick, and the servant buy something without the master's order, yet, if the 
  master were trusted by the trader, he is liable. 1 Show. 95; 3 Keb. 625; 10 
  Mod. 111; 3 Esp. R. 214; 4 Esp. R. 174. 
  
  

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