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  • n. Plural form of tic.


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  • Tourette is characterized by tics, which include things like eye-blinking, head-jerking, eye-darting, shoulder-shrugging and yelling or throat-clearing -- all of it uncontrolled, according to the Mayo Clinic.

    Thera Sanchez Develops Mysterious Tourette-Like Illness -- Along With 11 Other Girls From School

  • The number of rap-based tics is disproportionately large compared to the amount of time I actually spend listening to it. posted by Slimbolala link

    My Name Is Slim D and I Beat Dead Horses

  • Any­way, your point on the rel­e­vance to more recent pol­i­tics is def­i­nitely more interesting.

    A Landmark, Controversial Film Starring Bernie Mac « Snarkmarket

  • Not the insect but a series of repeat involuntary muscle movements we call tics so this week let me tick off some information on this important topic.

    WCAX - Local News

  • I don't include any athletic "tics" -- pounding home plate X number of times, not shaving during the World Series, etc. -- because these actions might actually help an athlete get "set" for the game.

    Gerald Bracey: Correlation and its Discontents

  • It also said there had been less "tics" - which stands for "troops in contact", essentially fire fights - than in an average day in Helmand.


  • All because of a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements, or muscle spasms, and vocalizations called tics.


  • Giving people the bird is another one of my involuntary movements, called tics, that pop up exactly when they shouldn't.

    'Against Medical Advice'

  • Like Durbin, Brandon has Tourette's syndrome, the mysterious neurological disorder that triggers involuntary movements and/or vocal outbursts called tics.

    The Seattle Times

  • I love foot­ball and this is all about tac­tics, which is even more awe­some.

    Anime Nano!


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