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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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Some items intelligence appear to tickle all present amazingly; for one claps his hands in a rapture; another shouts with merriment; and a third leaps to his feet and capers about like a madman.
Matters having reached this stage, you may venture to chuck her under the chin and tickle the side of her head, and the intelligent creature will then stick her claws into your legs; and all is friendship and affection, as so sweetly expressed in the beautiful lines--
To give the boy confidence he began to tickle him with rough fingers.
So when at last he said to them bravely, "I wish now to go back to mother for ever and always," they had to tickle his shoulders and let him go.
Here hast thou, in thy maturer age, taught poetry to tickle not the fancy, but the pride of the patron.
There was a delicious tickle of wickedness about it.
He stooped to tickle James, who had finished stropping his claws and was now enjoying a friction massage against his leg, and began to brood on the inscrutable way of Fate.
Those neurons turned out to respond equally to all tickles, whether the mice perceived them or not.
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If somebody sneaks up behind you and tickles your sides, you can't help but burst into fits of laughter.
I used to say that the seven little Tickles were what I came to earth for.
He gets excited when he tickles me and it normally results in us making love, which is no bad thing.