Ticking
Ticking Tick"ing, n. [From {Tick} a bed cover. Cf. {Ticken}.] A strong, closely woven linen or cotton fabric, of which ticks for beds are made. It is usually twilled, and woven in stripes of different colors, as white and blue; -- called also {ticken}. [1913 Webster]

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  • ticking — (n.) cloth covering for mattresses or pillows, 1640s, from tyke (modern tick) with the same meaning (mid 14c.), probably from M.Du. tike, from a West Germanic borrowing of L. theca case, from Gk. theke a case, box, cover, sheath (see THECO (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ticking — ► NOUN ▪ a strong, durable material used to cover mattresses. ORIGIN from TICK(Cf. ↑tick) …   English terms dictionary

  • ticking — [tik′iŋ] n. [see TICK3] strong, heavy cloth, often striped, used for casings of mattresses, pillows, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Ticking — Tick Tick, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ticked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ticking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. D. tikken, LG. ticken.] 1. To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ticking — tick·ing || tɪkɪŋ n. clicking, tapping tɪk n. ticking sound; credit; small parasitic bloodsucking arachnid which can sometimes be the carrier of infectious diseases; light mattress; cover of a mattress or pillow; mark that indicates that… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ticking — noun a) A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses. b) A sound of something ticking …   Wiktionary

  • ticking — adj. Ticking is used with these nouns: ↑clock …   Collocations dictionary

  • ticking — n. Bed ticking, tick, ticken …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ticking — The making of a small mark on a document to indicate the performance of an *audit test. Tick marks are common in manual audit *work papers, where different marks can represent different aspects of testing. The interpretation of tick marks is… …   Auditor's dictionary

  • ticking — I. noun Etymology: 2tick Date: 1649 a strong linen or cotton fabric used in upholstering and as a covering for a mattress or pillow II. noun Etymology: 3tick Date: 1885 ticked marking on a bird or mammal or on individual hairs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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