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The Gaul arose, saluted, military fashion, with a clicking of heels.

"This feller's in some hurry," he said, nodding toward the clicking instrument.

And O'Rourke, clicking his heels viciously, saluted and departed.

His fingers touched a projection in a corner, and he heard a clicking sound.

"Just as any one might ha' told that lawyer," said a man, clicking his knife-blade.

"You must turn it on," he said, reaching over and clicking a switch on the frame.

Klaft was clicking two claws together, a sign of emphatic disagreement.

In the clicking Tepoktan speech, his name came out more like "Chortch."

Geraldine heard the clicking and glanced around, sure of what she should see.

Presently the clicking of the machine ceased, and she looked up at him with a smile.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click; Old French clique "tick of a clock"). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLICKING

tick

nounclicking sound; one beat
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