RIVER BEND CHRONICLE GLOSSARY, ENTRY #3

TICK-THOCK

Definition:  tick-thock, noun:

  1. Thick reluctant sound of a clock allergic to time.
  2. A bug you really really really don’t want climbing in your sock in the woods.

Sentence: 

Nowhere did the second hand of the clock sound more labored than in the school library. The Tick-THOCK, Tick-THOCK of the mules of minutes lugging the preceding millennia in their packs. (p. 170, River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa)

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