tic-tac

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tic-tac

 (tĭk′tăk′)
n.
Variant of ticktack.
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"He says tick-tack to the clock," Irene said, trying to snare me.
As if to divert her mind, he reproduced for her the tick-tack of the spit in the kitchen, the shrill cry of the fish-vendors, the saw of the carpenter who had a shop opposite, and when the door-bell rang, he would imitate Madame Aubain: "Felicite!
Almost 30 sports events including athletics, cricket, table tennis, football, volleyball, tug-of- war, bodybuilding, badminton, basketball, water ball, pass the candies, tick-tack, pipe game and drink the cup were part of the event.
In roundabout way, he did say, however, the opposition could resume publishing tapes of illegally intercepted communications, to which effect was also opposition leader Zoran Zaev's Facebook post: "Tick-tack, tick-tack".
It's a mid-sized vehicle - just too big to be a van - with a boxed rear, and it has to tick-tack a bit to get around the bend so it can have a clean run of reversing up to the two I've been watching.
It is a tick-tack, tick-tack, a dance of opposites'" (153).
One day, when the kids weren't in school, I was discussing some work with the principal when I heard the familiar tick-tack of skateboard wheels on pavement.
I've been to a race meeting and was quite intoxicated by the atmosphere and quaint traditions: the rush of punters to place last minute bets, the frantic ancient semaphore of tick-tack men studded around the course.
IT was a line-up to make even the most hard-nosed bookmaker break out into a tick-tack frenzy.
Here, he ceaselessly patrolled the touchline, generally in easeful mode, though occasionally interrupted by his rapid-fire tick-tack signals which moved his players around like pieces on a giant chessboard.
The terrible bondage of this tick-tack of time ..." (464).
WACKY RACES: A man in a horse hat sneaks up behind the pundit; HAT'S FUNNY: The rest of the field laugh and give him a tip-off; TICK-TACK DOH: McCririck is upstaged by the prankster on TV