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TICK, contracts. Credit; as, if a servant usually buy for the master upon tick, and the servant buy something without the master's order, yet, if the master were trusted by the trader, he is liable. 1 Show. 95; 3 Keb. 625; 10 Mod. 111; 3 Esp. R. 214; 4 Esp. R. 174.

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Some hard ticks secure their attachment to the host by forming a cement cone around the mouthparts and surrounding skin.
Some hard ticks have a one-host life cycle, wherein engorged larvae and nymphs remain on the host after feeding; they then molt, and subsequent stages reattach and feed.
Entomologists divide ticks into two broad groups: hard ticks and soft ticks.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral disease that may affect humans, when they have been bitten by hard ticks of the family, Ixodidae, mostly Hyalomma spp.
Soft ticks have a long life-span and can preserve the CCHF virus for long periods, potentially providing a persistent virus reservoir, for infection of the corresponding livestock and hard ticks in a region, and consequently, possible outbreaks of CCHF.
Adult female hard ticks feed only once and lay one large batch of eggs, which may contain 10,000 or more.
They are classified as hard ticks and soft ticks, depending on the consistency of their covering cuticles.