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ticktock

or tictoc

[tik-tok] /ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
an alternating ticking sound, as that made by a clock.
verb (used without object)
2.
to emit or produce a ticking sound, like that of a clock.
Origin of ticktock
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; imitative
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  • Miserable as he was, Jim was not going to let anyone make remarks about ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock just went on grazing, ignoring the bull completely.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Returning, he fastened the gate securely and slid off ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • He could use the fire plug to climb back up on ticktock when he returned.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock, in the meantime, had been watching the argument intently.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Why even if I did, ticktock would be able to find the way back.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • He and ticktock developed a system after the first few farms.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • If there were any children present, they crowded around to stare at Jim and ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • This would be a secret rendezvous belonging to him and ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • ticktock looked around at his rider with a question in his eyes.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for ticktock

ticktock

/ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
a ticking sound as made by a clock
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make a ticking sound
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