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Meaning of ticking

tick•ing

Pronunciation: (tik'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong cotton fabric, usually twilled, used esp. in making cloth ticks.
  2. a similar cloth in satin weave or Jacquard, used esp. for mattress covers.
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