from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cowtick.


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  • The order of mites (_Accorina_), which includes the wood-tick, cattle-tick, etc., and mites, are quickly told from the higher orders -- true spiders and scorpions -- by their rounded bodies, which appear like mere sacks, with little appearance of segmentation, and their small, obscure heads.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 417, December 29, 1883

  • Bureau, experimenting with remedies for the boll-weevil, and fighting the plague of the cattle-tick.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Poultry and Tomato Clubs; and was full of homely advice upon such living subjects as the spraying of fruit trees, and how to save them from blight and scale-insects, and how to get rid of flies, and cut-worms, and to fight the cattle-tick, which is our curse; and the preservation of birds, concerning which he was rabid.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man


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