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  • According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term Tico supposedly comes from the frequent use of the diminutive suffix -tico "little" in Costa Rican Spanish.

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  • A long way from pubs like Quiet Storm (RIP) or Tico, though Tico is trying to mend their ways after being outed by Goldberg.

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  • She flew through trees, climbed mountains, and flew in Tico's plane all without a thought to her hair or how dirty her white sneakers would get.

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  • In Baltimore, Maryland, for example, local Body Shop franchises set up a business called Tico Enterprises, which hires graduates of a state-sponsored program that teaches carpentry to at-risk youth.

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  • "It seems fancy," said art dealer Alberto "Tico" Mugrabi on the way in, "but it could go unfancy at any second."

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  • Alberto, or "Tico," is 37 and is the family's gregarious jetsetter and ambassador, a protégé of collectors like Mr. Brant and Aby Rosen.

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  • In response to Clacko (about to be gutted if I'm told 'Tico' is used commonly by Liverpool fans) I've also got a nickname that never quite seemed to take off for some reason ... '

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  • In response to Clacko (about to be gutted if I'm told 'Tico' is used commonly by Liverpool fans), myself and my brother have a certain affinity towards Gabriel Obertan, and in particular the striking similarities between him and a spoon (in both shape and demeanor).

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  • Our sincerest and deepest appreciation goes out to Modesto "Tico" Valle, the Executive Director of the Center, for donating the space and beverages.

    Volunteering in Costa Rica

  • I remember because Tico Torres, the drummer from Bon Jovi who ended up being in the Knockouts, said to me, The first time I saw you was back in '71 at Madison Square Garden.

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  • Informal way of referring to a person from Costa Rica (the formal demonym is "Costa Rican", or "Costarricense" in Spanish).

    June 20, 2010