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noun as in checkmark

verb as in click

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Most infected ticks that had Dae2, however, survived as long as uninfected ticks.

The ticks can carry the pathogen that causes deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

It is unclear why the adult tropical ticks switched their preference at high temperature.

More than twice as many of the ticks moved toward the human at the hotter temperature compared with at room temperature.

Doctors sent their blood samples to the Centers for Disease Control, which discovered that both farmers had contracted a previously unknown virus from a tick bite.

She actually had never been to a Deer Tick show before, but she liked it a lot.

So we picked out the song (“Rhiannon,” click here for video), and Deer Tick learned it.

The Senate races in both states are tight as a tick, with no candidate hitting 50 percent in any of the polls.

Caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the illness is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.

Once content to find a X-Men Calendar or a signed drawing of The Tick, fans now expect—and get—a whole lot more.

“The sepoys have come in from Meerut,” he announced with the slow tick of the earliest form of apparatus.

“Seems more cheerful like,” observed the caretaker, as the steady tick-tack began to sound through the quiet room.

Some animals, like the rhino and the eland, have tick birds that sit upon their backs and eat the ticks.

Often, for a variety in the lessons, she had to go to the baker without money; then her master simply gave the order, ‘on tick!’

Davie used to say 'tick-tock' when he heard it, when he first learned to talk.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tick, such as: beat, blow, clack, click, clicking, and flash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.