Tick

Definition of Tick

n.1.Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
v. i.1.To go on trust, or credit.
2.To give tick; to trust.
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
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.
1.The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.
2.Ticking. See Ticking, n.
v. i.1.To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.
[imp. & p. p. Ticked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ticking.]
2.To strike gently; to pat.
Stand not ticking and toying at the branches.
- Latimer.
n.1.A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.
2.Any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check.
3.(Zool.) The whinchat; - so called from its note.
Death tick
(Zool.) See Deathwatch.
v. t.1.To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.
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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