He had seen the crocodile pass by without noticing anything peculiar about it, but by and by he remembered that it had not been ticking
There was a grave clock, ticking
somewhere up the staircase; and there was a songless bird in the same direction, pecking at his cage, as if he were ticking
of the clock began to bring it- self into notice.
She had become aware of a ticking
sound in the room.
When those two arms touched one another the ticking
of the mechanism would cease--for ever.
It flew from right to left, and back again, almost in one ticking
of a watch, and every instant seemed on the point of snapping into splinters.
The rhythmical and, if I may so say, well-modulated undulation of the back in our ladies of Circular rank is envied and imitated by the wife of a common Equilateral, who can achieve nothing beyond a mere monotonous swing, like the ticking
of a pendulum; and the regular tick of the Equilateral is no less admired and copied by the wife of the progressive and aspiring Isosceles, in the females of whose family no "back-motion" of any kind has become as yet a necessity of life.
All slept; the gas in the hall had been left faintly burning to light his return; a dreadful stillness reigned, broken by the deep ticking
of the eight-day clock.
Barbicane quickly put out the gas and lay down by his companions, and the profound silence was only broken by the ticking
of the chronometer marking the seconds.
When he had sat for some little time, attentive to the ticking
of the sober clock, he ventured to glance curiously at the dresser, and there, among the plates and dishes, were Barbara's little work-box with a sliding lid to shut in the balls of cotton, and Barbara's prayer-book, and Barbara's hymn-book, and Barbara's Bible.
You hear the ticking
of his watch; his breath you do not hear.
of the clock on the mantelpiece seemed to him to be dividing time into separate atoms of agony, each of which was too terrible to be borne.