a few ticks

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a few ticks

A very short period of time. Sit down, the play will be starting in just a few ticks!
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a few ticks

n. a few minutes; a few seconds. Just wait. I’ll be there in a few ticks.
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We are still a few ticks away from balancing the oil markets despite the efforts of OPEC+ -- an alliance between the 14 members of OPEC and their 10 allies led by Russia -- which took 1.2 million bpd out of the market.
RK Ilagan hinted of good things to come after he unexpectedly swished a looping three from the middle of the floor just a few ticks away from halftime.
Although I take two garlic tablets daily to ward them off, I always encounter a few ticks determined to affix themselves to me whenever I step foot outdoors to cut firewood.
The Comanches also missed several shots from the field in the waning few ticks of the game clock.
And as a person recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, I take pleasure in knowing the bobwhites we raised and released are enjoying a few ticks.
It all ended in the seventh with a few ticks before the last 10-second mark, as the Filipino landed a solid left uppercut to floor Matthysse for good.
When 58-year-old Tamela Wilson spotted a few ticks on her body late May, she simply pulled them off, never imagining these ticks would harm her in any way.
John pulled off a few ticks; the rest were embedded and would have to wait.
At least I think it was 1 second, because the clock seemed to run for a few ticks after Dom Williams caught the pass.
The company said, 'With two new engines on the new Civic, including our first turbo engine, we are targeting class-leading fuel economy for Civic, with EPA highway fuel economy a few ticks above 40 miles per gallon.'
The New England Patriots secured a Super Bowl victory Sunday night with only a few ticks left on the clock.
scapularis ticks were concentrated in in northern sites; very few ticks were reported in other parts of the state (5,17,25).
We tooK her to the vets and they said she had a few ticKs and they treated that and gave her a flea treatment.