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[bed-tik] /ˈbɛdˌtɪk/
tick3 .
Origin of bedtick
First recorded in 1560-70; bed + tick3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In an old stockin'-fut under my bedtick, where you can bet no man on earth ever laid eyes on it, or ever will!

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Quickly I snatch my writing material from the womb of the bedtick.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • The remains of a bedtick moldered on the slats, its grass stuffing given over to the nests of the birds and rodents.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The bedtick was ripped open, and what it inclosed had been very industriously examined.

  • The ravages of time and the weight of many inmates have demoralized it out of all semblance of a bedtick.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • He held the candle over the bunk and his eyes swiftly searched every inch of the surface of the bedtick.

    The Cave of Gold Everett McNeil

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