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  • Newfoundland nickname for the Black-Legged Kittiwake. A "tickle" is an area of fast-moving water between two islands.

    January 12, 2009

  • Ah! Hence "Tickle Cove"!

    January 12, 2009

  • Yep!

    January 12, 2009

  • Though I had to read this a number of times to get that it's "tickle- ace" and not "tick- leace"--which sounds ... insectal.

    Is insectal a word?

    January 12, 2009

  • Wouldn't it be insectuous, as in

    "That Discovery Channel documentary on the incestuous, insectuous world of the daddy-long-legs has left poor Porphyria quite traumatized"?

    January 12, 2009

  • I read it as "tick-leace" too, the first time. And the second and third. But then I found the definition and all was well.

    Sure, insectal can be a madeupical word. Who's to stop you? Although insectuous sounds much, much worse.

    January 14, 2009