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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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For the study, researchers gathered 29 healthy volunteers, aged 55 and older, to try the tickle therapy.
Born and raised in east Tennessee in the 1930s, Tickle worked as a teacher for almost two decades while raising seven children with her husband Sam.
But the game opened up after the restart, with Tickle crashing over before Widnes levelled through Olly Ashall-Bott and Danny Craven.
Designed for those 18 months to four years old, Tickle Me Elmo ($29.99) comes with two AA demo batteries.
Roger's first Mr Men book, Mr Tickle, was published in 1971.
Past studies have confirmed that attempting to tickle oneself has less of an effect than being tickled by someone else.
Those neurons turned out to respond equally to all tickles, whether the mice perceived them or not.
You just got to find the right spot to tickle!' Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, please don't tickle me!
Kent and Rorrer observed that Tickle appeared weak and offered her a chair, fearing that she may faint.
Batting second DAC Beachcroft got off to a good start with Andrew Thomson hitting 28 before finding John Tickle on the boundary.
"The sound of human ha-ha laughter originated from the ancestral pant-pant, the sound of labored breathing of rough-and-tumble play, in which tickle is central," says Robert Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.