from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The issuing or selling of tickets
  • n. A periodic sale of ore in the mining districts, in which buyers wrote their bids upon tickets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A periodical sale of ore in the English mining districts; -- so called from the tickets upon which are written the bids of the buyers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of affixing tickets to anything, or of giving tickets for it: as, the ticketing of goods or of passengers.
  • n. The selling of ore by ticket. See ticket, n., 6.


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  • The tweets are not 'fixed' here but roll past and are updated. You should quote a tweet to which you refer as there is no guarantee it will still be displayed when any other reader arrives at your comment.

    All English verbs have a gerund or continuous participle ending in -ing, it's highly unremarkable.

    November 1, 2011

  • Is it not also a present participle of the verb 'to ticket'? If the police were "ticketing speeders on Lauderdale" Road (see @hawkstv opposite), that sounds to me more like a verbal use than a noun.

    October 31, 2011