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

  Tickle \Tic"kle\, a.
     1. Ticklish; easily tickled. [Obs.]
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     2. Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant. [Obs.]
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              The world is now full tickle, sikerly. --Chaucer.
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              So tickle is the state of earthy things. --Spenser.
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     3. Wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest
        touch; unstable; easily overthrown. [Obs.]
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              Thy head stands so tickle on thy shoulders, that a
              milkmaid, if she be in love, may sigh it off.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tickle \Tic"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tickled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tickling.] [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf.
     also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG.
     chizzil[=o]n, chuzzil[=o]n, Icel. kitla. Cf. Kittle, v. t.]
     1. To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling
        sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of
        spasm which become dangerous if too long protracted.
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              If you tickle us, do we not laugh?    --Shak.
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     2. To please; to gratify; to make joyous.
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              Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. --Pope.
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              Such a nature
              Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow
              Which he treads on at noon.           --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tickle \Tic"kle\, v. i.
     1. To feel titillation.
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              He with secret joy therefore
              Did tickle inwardly in every vein.    --Spenser.
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     2. To excite the sensation of titillation. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tickle
      n 1: a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
      2: the act of tickling [syn: tickle, tickling,
         titillation]
      v 1: touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface
           nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic
           movements [syn: tickle, titillate, vellicate]
      2: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by
         the speed and the roar of the engine" [syn: thrill,
         tickle, vibrate]
      3: touch or stroke lightly; "The grass tickled her calves"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "tickle":
     affect the interest, agitate, amuse, appeal, arouse, attract,
     be attractive, beak, becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch,
     blow the coals, brush, bunt, captivate, carry away, charm, chuck,
     concern, convulse, dab, delectate, delight, divert, enchant,
     engage, enliven, enrapture, enravish, entertain, enthrall,
     entrance, excite, excite interest, exhilarate, fan, fan the flame,
     fascinate, feed the fire, ferment, fetch, fillip, fire, flick,
     flip, flirt, flush, foment, fracture one, freak out, give a thrill,
     gratify, graze, heat, heat up, imparadise, impassion, incense,
     incite, inflame, instigate, interest, intoxicate, invite,
     involve in, kill, knock dead, knock out, loosen up, nettle, pat,
     peck, pick, pique, pleasant stimulation, please, provoke,
     put up to, raise a laugh, raise a smile, rally, rap, ravish,
     recreate, refresh, regale, relax, send, set on, sic on, slay, snap,
     solace, stimulate, stir the embers, stir up, summon, tantalize,
     tap, tease, tempt, thrill, tickle pink, tickliness, tickling,
     ticklishness, tip, titillate, titillation, touch, transport, whet,
     whet the appetite, whip up, whisk, work up, wow
  
  

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

  Tickle
  
      A text editor, file translator and TCL
     interpreter for the Macintosh.
  
     Version 5.0v1.  The text editor breaks the 32K limit (like
     MPW).
  
     The file translation utilities support drag and drop
     handling via tcl scripts of BinHex, MacBinary, Apple
     Computer Single/Double, StuffIt (with engine), Unix
     compress, Unix tar and UUencode files as well as text
     translation.
  
     Tickle implements tcl 7.0 with tclX extensions and
     Macintosh equivalents of Unix's ls, pwd, cd
     commands.  It provides Macintosh access to Resource Manager,
     Communications Toolbox, OSA Components (and
     AppleScript), Editions (publish and subscribe) and Apple
     Events (including AEBuild and AEPrint).  OSA Script support
     allows programming of any OSA scripting component within
     Tickle interpreter windows.  It provides the OSAtcl and OSAJ
     J/{APL">J/{APL extensions and creates "Ticklets" which are small
     application programs that carry only the tcl script and use
     code in the OSAtcl component to drive an application that
     allows drag and drop with tcl scripts.  Tickle is scriptable
     and recordable.
  
     ftp://ftp.msen.com/pub/vendor/ice/tickle/Tickle5.0v1.hqx)">(ftp://ftp.msen.com/pub/vendor/ice/tickle/Tickle5.0v1.hqx).
  
     E-mail: .
  
     (1994-10-12)
  

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