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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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I think that it might be a bomb ticking away and it bursts into flames in my hand.
And with the seconds ticking away, Johnson stepped up to lash home the winner.
I could have passed but with time ticking away it was vital to take it on and I was delighted to see it go in.
TIME is ticking away on a new promotion designed to get more people fit in Stokesley and Northallerton.
Unfortunately, due to the late start, my own clock was ticking away, which meant I had to be somewhere else, so I didn't get to see the end.
February provides the incentive, the clock is ticking away and it is a target date to get this resolved.
Time is ticking away and, before O'Neill knows it, we will be struggling.
While the sense of time ticking away is ever present - the book is set in a time frame of eight hours - the novel is also devoid of chapters, presumably so that you will read the book in one sitting.
A grandfather clock is to be auctioned off after ticking away in a bank for decades.
The dust hasn't settled yet from the Enron and WoridCom scan dais, and already a new financial reporting time bomb is ticking away on the corporate horizon--this time over the SEC's new rules on accounting for "intangible assets.
Only a few studies have examined whether nonhuman females respond to a biological clock ticking away their reproductive potential.
Each defines a closed zone around them and is still, as it were, ticking away.