English version

ticking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtickingtick‧ing /ˈtɪkɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DHHa thick strong cotton cloth used for making mattress and pillow covers
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tickingOnce the minerals in a rock are formed, any radioactive elements in those minerals keep ticking away.Report repeated two and a half second ticking sounds from plane.Upon its arrival home on March 26, H-4 was still ticking.The only sound came from the ticking of a clock.In the silence she heard the ticking of the carriage clock.Repetitive stimuli are relegated to background noise and, like the ticking of that clock, are not heard until they stop.In the brooding silences the ticking of the clock seemed to become louder.That was where the ticking was coming from, thought Endill.
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