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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As time ticked away in the 0-0 draw, the Azzurri seemed content to settle for the point that built a four-point cushion over Bulgaria at the top of Group B - but Balotelli's dismissal for two yellow cards in three minutes made for a tense finale.
80s 1982 War between Britain and Argentina was on a short fuse today as the time for talking ticked away. With both sides still sworn to defend the Falklands sovereignty issue with blood, US officials were said to be virtually certain that fighting would erupt if todays talks fail.
Then, as the seconds ticked away, the unfortunate Shaw conceded possession to McAlinden who calmly set up Parry for the winner.