EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIC
Then tic two or three times over, and there was no more sound.
If I could take that tic with me, I should ask nothing more from Heaven.
I have spoken of Peruvian bark as a remedy in tic douloureux.
Of the three kinds of neuralgia, the most common by far is tic, or faceache.
For an instance, a simple blinking of the eyelids may form a tic.
Here, then, is a tic springing from an ordinary visual impression.
He has also a tic of phonation dating back to his fifteenth year.
We who tic are consumed with a desire for the forbidden fruit.
I suppose it is characteristic of people who tic to be fickle and vacillating.
There is no justification for regarding the risus sardonicus of the ancients as a tic.
twitching of a facial muscle, 1822, often a shortening of tic douloureux "severe facial neuralgia," literally "painful twitch" (1800), from French tic "a twitching disease of horses" (early 17c.), of unknown origin. Klein suggests an imitative origin; French etymologists compare it to Italian ticchio "whim, caprice."