tickle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tickle \Tic"kle\, a.
   1. Ticklish; easily tickled. [Obs.]
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   2. Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant. [Obs.]
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            The world is now full tickle, sikerly. --Chaucer.
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            So tickle is the state of earthy things. --Spenser.
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   3. Wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest
      touch; unstable; easily overthrown. [Obs.]
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            Thy head stands so tickle on thy shoulders, that a
            milkmaid, if she be in love, may sigh it off.
                                                  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tickle \Tic"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tickled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tickling.] [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf.
   also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG.
   chizzil[=o]n, chuzzil[=o]n, Icel. kitla. Cf. Kittle, v. t.]
   1. To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling
      sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of
      spasm which become dangerous if too long protracted.
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            If you tickle us, do we not laugh?    --Shak.
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   2. To please; to gratify; to make joyous.
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            Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. --Pope.
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            Such a nature
            Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow
            Which he treads on at noon.           --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tickle \Tic"kle\, v. i.
   1. To feel titillation.
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            He with secret joy therefore
            Did tickle inwardly in every vein.    --Spenser.
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   2. To excite the sensation of titillation. --Shak.
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