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ticktock

or tictoc

[tik-tok] /ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
an alternating ticking sound, as that made by a clock.
verb (used without object)
2.
to emit or produce a ticking sound, like that of a clock.
Origin of ticktock
1840-1850
1840-50; imitative
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  • Miserable as he was, Jim was not going to let anyone make remarks about ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Returning, he fastened the gate securely and slid off ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • As Jim started to lead his prodigal pony into the yard, he noticed for the first time that ticktock wore no bridle.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock, in the meantime, had been watching the argument intently.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock, becoming tired of the argument, decided to settle the issue by kicking Constable Whittaker out of town.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock looked around at his rider with a question in his eyes.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Somehow he felt that ticktock would escape from the thief and return.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • “Why, ticktock could catch any slow old Percheron,” said Jim scornfully.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • This would be a secret rendezvous belonging to him and ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Also, ticktock was getting tired of going through trees after the mare.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for ticktock

ticktock

/ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
a ticking sound as made by a clock
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make a ticking sound
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