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  • n. Plural form of ticking.


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  • Duddery at least; also a part of a street of booths were taken up with upholsterer's ware, such as tickings, sackings, kidderminster stuffs, blankets, rugs, quilts, etc.

    Tour through Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • I have never had a maternal instinct, or heard the incessant tickings of any mythical biological clock, or been smitten with babies, or enjoyed being around children.

    Tick Tock that Biological Clock - Feministing

  • To find the rest of the vocabulary she needed, she spent a lot of time experimenting with the instruments, exploring and exploiting the different sounds they could make and eventually the music of :blurt emerged, which she describes as "a noisy thicket of scratches and muffled shrieks, knocks and dim sinister tickings".

    Huddersfield festival and the future of contemporary classical music

  • But Pip had had some angry tickings-off from his father and two or three canings, and he and Bets were always afraid of Mr. Goon coming to complain.


  • And I know they have made sheets out of it and they have used it for tickings to fill pillows. 67

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • There have been other lofty tickings-off: How could the Irish be so ungrateful, given what Europe had done for them?

    Irish Miracle

  • One disagreeable result of whispering is that it seems to evoke an atmosphere of silence, haunted by the ghosts of sound — strange cracks and tickings, the rustling of garments that have no substance in them, and the tread of dreadful feet that would leave no mark on the sea – sand or the winter snow.

    Bleak House

  • Soon we settled into the rhythms of cohabitation, and the questions I had at first dissolved into the tickings of daily life.

    The Mother Garden

  • She liked the company of this venerable article in her lonely life: its tickings and whizzings were a sort of conversation.

    A Changed Man

  • Whether he attended to their talk, or tried to think of other things, or talked himself, or held his peace, or resolutely counted the dull tickings of a hoarse clock at his back, he always lapsed, as if a spell were on him, into eager listening.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


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