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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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The excitement and anticipation for the next Olympic Winter Games grows as the days, hours, minutes and seconds tick away to 7 February, 2014 when the Opening Ceremony begins.
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