tisick

tisick

(ˈtɪzɪk)
n
archaic a splutter; a cough
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Descending from the dignity of Saturn and Typhon, Shakespeare invents Ned Poins's marriageable sister Nell; Master Tisick, the deputy, who sometime in the past cautioned Mistress Quickly against swaggerers; a dozen bareheaded and sweating captains knocking at tavern doors in search of Sir John Falstaff; a sea boy, who can sleep soundly on the "high and giddy mast" (3.