Nervous tic


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Nervous tic

A repetitive, involuntary action, such as the twitching of a muscle or repeated blinking.
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Even more remarkable is solo performer Andrew Bird delivering "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"--a title that perfectly captures Bird's utterly original musical sensibility.
If you're a teacher who develops a nervous tic ahead of parent-teacher conferences, this could be the book for you.
For his trouble, he suffered nightmares and a nervous tic in one eye.
A nervous tic, constantly breaking across his face, seemed to emphasize the urgency of whatever he was proposing.
For a long time, I have been bothered very much by a nervous tic on the right side of my face.
The government's apprehension in this case must be that the prisoner will feign a nervous tic so catchy (say, hopping on one foot while gargling) that the public defender will pick it up himself and convey this nonverbal message to the prisoner's associates.
Afternoon Teas of poker games all hands but no hearts up for grabs surprise surprise the in-tray's empty already doesn't time fly when you're having fun much of it discreetly put in the 2 hard file cum wastepaper bin must be the homing hour 8 selfless 1s sacrificed for the common good no 1's privileged with sufficient evidence to label me a clock-watching public servant except the clock and it's been bribed into virtual silence only a nervous tic every 2nd 2nd and a compensating tock each alternate 1 just to remind us it's there.
What's worse, their efforts are being aided by the unwitting victims themselves, pathologically ambitious worker bees who wear their beepers during sex and develop a nervous tic if they go more than 10 minutes without checking voice-mail.
As a result of the attack, Batchelor suffered burns to his arm and chest, leaving scarring, and developed a nervous tic.
Over the last few days this gesture must have become a nervous tic, because the captain, who was standing next to her, put his hand on her shoulder to stop her.
Stocco compared the feeling of his hand moving involuntarily to that of a nervous tic.
20) must have developed a nervous tic after yesterday's racing.