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wood tick

Origin of wood tick
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Doubtless at that same instant I shall discover a wood-tick advancing up one of my trousers' legs.

    Quick Action Robert W. Chambers
  • While there, we were greatly annoyed by the wood-tick—an insect resembling, in size and in other respects, the sheep-tick.

  • She says they very soon found out as they was under a wood-tick tree too, an' the children run into a burr-patch after dinner.

  • When I hire out I goes ter the highest bidder, an' I sticks thar like a wood-tick ter a yaller dog.

  • The wood-tick is a small, rather disgusting-looking creature which, in appearance and size, resembles the common bedbug.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

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