How to use Ticking in a sentence
The clock was ticking on the young man's stay.
Fully alert, he listened, but heard only night noises, the ticking of the hall clock, a slight breeze, the ever-present furnace rumbling heat to the old building.
His jaw was ticking, his eyes rimmed with red.
Dean sat a while longer, amid night sounds, the ticking clock, and the muffled ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm.
The clock kept on ticking.Advertisement
His jaw was clenched and ticking as the muscles jumped.
Even if the particular divisions over Respect are patched over, the CPB has a programmatic time bomb ticking away deep in its bowels.
Well, time is a precious commodity and it's ticking away for both of you.
The neurones firing in response to the clock ticking have effectively become " bored " and the sound slips below conscious awareness.
Are the costumed heroes of the Marvel Universe protectors or ticking time bombs?Advertisement
At the back of the class Jennifer was given a right ticking off for having forty winks.
He heard the clock ticking.
On the acting side, the rev counter is just ticking away.
My suggestions apply both to small scale seed germination & to keeping adult plants ticking over in UK winter.
On 1 September 1998, it made a standstill agreement with the defendant, which stopped the clock ticking on the limitation period.Advertisement
The song starts with the sound of a heartbeat fading in, to which some of the ticking clocks from Time are added.
It has become known as Norfolk 's ticking timebomb.
The feed is created by ticking checkboxes in a list.
My job is just to keep the station ticking over happily.
It seems to be ticking along pretty idly at the moment, serving about 20 people.Advertisement
The coat is very light in color but there is still dark ticking and the base of the hairs is yellowish in color.
As more and more women put off having children until their thirties and even forties, the decision about how many children a couple should have is sometimes made based on the time factor and mom's biological ticking clock.
Ticking is the mattress covering, and it is best to pick a cotton-polyester blend.
A vinyl ticking may cause you to sweat while you are sleeping, while cotton will dissipate your body heat.
There may be a thin layer of quilting or top padding over the ticking.Advertisement
The Middle Padding lies directly under the ticking, and between this padding and the springs lies the Insulated Padding.
These are the watches that must be wound in order to keep ticking, rather than operating on battery or light power.
The clock starts ticking on your points at the conclusion of the billing cycle during which you first earned the points.
French ticking has two distinctive stripe patterns, including narrow stripes in blue and gray and solid stripes in different widths and colors of blue, beige, pink and taupe.
Small floral patterns on a solid background were also common on ticking fabrics.Advertisement
Fabric patterns can include shirting and ticking patterns as well as gingham, check and plaid.
Now you can feel the clock ticking down and the pressure to find the right letter or lose your turn through online versions of Wheel of Fortune.
It may not be obvious all of the time but these people are like ticking time bombs.
Hmmm, do we hear someone's male biological clock ticking?
The ticking of an alarm clock might provide a similar sound to another heart beat, and make puppy feel more secure.Advertisement
Organic Cotton - This is an innerspring layered with organic cotton hand tufted to an organic cotton ticking cover.
The arrows are raised slightly and there's nothing visually pleasing about them, but they have been battered and ripped and they still keep on ticking.
If the clock is ticking down the final minutes to Christmas, it is not unusual to be stuck trying to figure out Christmas gifts for men on your shopping list.
Whether it's the constant ticking clock of Speed Dating or simply the 100-day goal of Naruto, you need to have some feeling that what you're doing is leading somewhere.
With the calendar ticking ever closer to the day, many more people are starting to pay attention to 2012 Mayan prophecies.Advertisement
Beast, with time ticking down in the form of a rose until he is forced to be a beast forever, allows her in -- all while his former staff hope Belle will change everything.
After those first free minutes are up, the clock starts ticking, and you start paying for any more fortune telling or advice.
As great as any fresh tattoo looks, the clock is ticking from the moment you get it.
The Breitling Men's Chrono Avenger Watch utilizes a sturdy titanium case that will take quite a beating and keep on ticking.
The G-Shock was a tough watch that could be dropped from atop a building and keep ticking.Advertisement
Key wound clocks have the traditional ticking sound.
Clark takes Chloe back to Smallville, but the clock is ticking.
Godzilla was a ticking time bomb and not in his right mind.
The manor was silent, except for the ticking of the grandfather clock in the foyer.
His jaw was ticking.Advertisement
The kid began crying and she waited, ticking off her mental to-do list to see where she'd start.
His gaze was cold, his jaw ticking.
For instance, a ticking watch may be put at the focus of a large concave metallic mirror, which sends a parallel " beam " of sound to a second concave mirror facing the first.
If an ear-trumpet is placed at the focus of the second mirror the ticking may be heard easily, though it is quite inaudible by direct waves.
Print of microscopic size may be read; a watch ticking in another room can be heard.
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Now they're on a hospital roof confronting a rapidly ticking medical clock.
Before leaving he safely defused a land mine, which had started ticking, lodged in the rafters of the Palladium theater in London.
It looks terrific mixed with gingham, ticking stripe table linen and hand painted stripe enamelware.
Pied is mainly white with brindle patches, no spots or ticking, and black eyelashes and eye rims.
I'm ticking along quite well now apart from the occasional hiccup which we all have from time to time.
Life's fragility and brevity was beautifully encapsulated by the 100 ticking metronomes in the opening Poeme Symphonique by Ligeti.
To mix a couple of metaphors, the time bomb is ticking and we stand on the edge of a very steep precipice.
One boundary through gully keeps the scoreboard ticking over.
My days were not days of the week, bearing the stamp of any heathen deity, nor were they minced into hours and fretted by the ticking of a clock; for I lived like the Puri Indians, of whom it is said that "for yesterday, today, and tomorrow they have only one word, and they express the variety of meaning by pointing backward for yesterday forward for tomorrow, and overhead for the passing day."