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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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