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tickle

(tĭk′l) [ME. tikelen]
1. Peculiar sensation caused by titillation or touching, esp. in certain areas of the body, resulting in reflex muscular movements, laughter, or other forms of emotional expression.
2. To arouse such a sensation by touching a surface lightly.
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LIVERPOOL comic legend Ken Dodd was tickled pink to be chosen t o help switch on Southport's Christmas lights.
SIR - I am a retired teacher and I was tickled pink when I read The Western Mail today, May 9.
City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who last year took over for his mentor, the late John Ferraro, and now considers Griffith Park his private property, was tickled pink by the conclusion of this public rip-off.