“The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.”
“The former did not quite pull back its full audience yet as it only managed a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo which is off three ticks from the 1.8 it has averaged so far.”
“Peter Oberem received birds three years ago and says he has seen a sharp drop in ticks at his game farm in northern South Africa.”
“The problem is the same as every other component (cf. computers) on any spacecraft: Once they have flown they don the flame suit of 'flight heritage' and are harder to remove than ticks from a dog.”
“Fernando is clearly a bright guy, but you basically need someone in the role of party president who has some experience of how the party ticks from the inside.”
“If the answer is Obama, then vote for him; if McCain ticks all the boxes (which I doubt), then vote for him.”
“Sunday Salon and having finished the latest from Peter Carey, His Illegal Self, this morning, I've come over all Hardy-esque in an attempt to shake off the mosquitoes and ticks from the hippie commune in Queensland.”
“Several years ago we found a sweet, starving dog who was covered in ticks (we literally pulled more than a hundred off of him).”
“The name ticks off each component one by one, getting longer and longer in the process: Strawberry tart.”
“Time values are measured in 100-nanosecond units called ticks, and a particular date is the number of ticks since 12: 00 midnight, January 1, 0001 A.D.”
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