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Things ticking often describes (“ticking ________”)
bomb, clock, off, watch, bombs, exercise, silence, overalls, scenario, clocks, example, stillness, approach, sound, cut, suits

How ticking often is described (“________ ticking”)
loud, slow, steady, faint, striped, monotonous, soft, regular, bed, heavy, very, biological, rhythmic, gentle, blue, measured, black, white, quiet, rapid, solemn, constant, incessant, relentless, muffled, inexorable, slower, dull, sharp, familiar, ominous, pertinacious, noisy, slight, distant, deep, metallic, insistent, red, mechanical, ghastly, bare, endless, dry, formal, ceaseless, clock, delicate, coarse, audible, quick, muted, lonely, continuous, persistent, gray, drowsy, irregular, box, thin, harsh, remorseless, sober, tiny, light, busy, continual, hurried, rhythmical, ribbed, stout, deliberate, yellow, mysterious, thick, silent, dirty, greasy, repetitive, sonorous, frantic


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See ticking used in context: 100+ rhymes, several books and articles.

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