from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong, tightly woven fabric of cotton or linen used to make pillow and mattress coverings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses.
- n. A sound of something ticking.
- n. An illusional style of dance where one moves his or her body to the "tic" of the music creating a strobe or animated effect.
- n. A marking that occurs on some horses. It involves white flecks of hair at the flank, and white hairs at the base of the tail, called a skunk tail or rabicano. Sometimes referred to as birdcatcher ticks.
- v. Present participle of tick.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A strong, closely woven linen or cotton fabric, of which ticks for beds are made. It is usually twilled, and woven in stripes of different colors, as white and blue; -- called also ticken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making ticks, or slight repeated sounds; the sounds themselves: as, the ticking of the clock.
- n. A strong material of linen or cotton, basket-woven, and usually in stripes of blue or pink with white.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers
- n. a metallic tapping sound
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