(Tice) v. t. [Aphetic form of entice.] To entice. [Obs.] The Coronation.
(Tice), n. (Cricket) A ball bowled to strike the ground about a bat's length in front of the wicket.
(Tice"ment) n. Enticement. [Obs.]
(Tich"or*rhine) n. [Gr. a wall + the nose.] (Paleon.) A fossil rhinoceros with a vertical
bony medial septum supporting the nose; the hairy rhinoceros.
(Tick) n. [Abbrev. from ticket.] Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
(Tick), v. i.
1. To go on trust, or credit.
2. To give tick; to trust.
Tick bean, a small bean used for feeding horses and other animals. Tick trefoil (Bot.), a name
given to many plants of the leguminous genus Desmodium, which have trifoliate leaves, and joined
pods roughened with minute hooked hairs by which the joints adhere to clothing and to the fleece of
(Tick), n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. Tike a tick.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of
numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle,
dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually
livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active
and have at first but six legs. (b) Any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and
usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under Bird) and sheep tick (see under Sheep).
(Tick), n. [LL. techa, teca, L. theca case, Gr. fr. to put. See Thesis.]
1. The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.
2. Ticking. See Ticking, n.
(Tick), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ticked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ticking.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. D.
tikken, LG. ticken.]
1. To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.
2. To strike gently; to pat.
Stand not ticking and toying at the branches.Latimer.
1. A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.
2. Any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check. Dickens.
3. (Zoöl.) The whinchat; so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
Death tick. (Zoöl.) See Deathwatch.