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A strong, tightly woven fabric of cotton or linen used to make pillow and mattress coverings.
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(Textiles) a strong cotton fabric, often striped, used esp for mattress and pillow covers
[C17: from tick3]
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any of various strong, durable fabrics in plain, twill, or satin weave, constructed or printed in striped or floral patterns and used esp. to cover mattresses and pillows.
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|Noun||1.||ticking - a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"|
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
|2.||ticking - a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers|
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ticking1 [ˈtɪkɪŋ] n (of clock, watch) → ticchettio
ticking2 [ˈtɪkɪŋ] n (material) → tela da materassi
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