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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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Summer days are ticking past, and now it will be September at the earliest before the council takes any substantive action on a homeless camp.
With the clock ticking past 9pm, there was only time for one more set at best, so it was imperative Murray did not get sloppy at the start of the fourth.
It was now a war of attrition as the match went into a third hour but with the clock ticking past 1.45am local time the third seed was in no mood to give up.