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Wit, lad, is a catching thing, like the itch or the sweating sickness.

But he did not shoot, though one could see how his fingers must itch for the feel of the trigger.

I always had an itch for newspaper work, and I went on a New York paper.

There was nothing under heaven their fingers did not itch to change.

This is the safest and best application for the itch, and will have no disagreeable smell, if made in the following manner.

See heeyur, young Kemp, does your neck just itch to be stretched?

It is literally true that the tongue will itch with a desire to tell a secret.

If you've got the itch say so, and we'll rub you down with something.

It's like having bites—the more they're scratched the worse they itch.

It was a kind of itch that seemed to come from the new land.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gicce, from giccan (v.) "to itch" (see itch (v.)). Sense of "restless desire" is first attested 1530s; itching in this sense is from mid-14c.

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