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A tingling sensation of the skin or a mucous membrane following light, tactile stimulation.


(text, tool)
A text editor, file translator and TCL interpreter for the Macintosh.

Version 5.0v1. The text editor breaks the 32K limit (like MPW).

The file translation utilities support drag and drop handling via tcl scripts of BinHex, MacBinary, Apple Computer Single/Double, StuffIt (with engine), Unix compress, Unix tar and UUencode files as well as text translation.

Tickle implements tcl 7.0 with tclX extensions and Macintosh equivalents of Unix's ls, pwd, cd commands. It provides Macintosh access to Resource Manager, Communications Toolbox, OSA Components (and AppleScript), Editions (publish and subscribe) and Apple Events (including AEBuild and AEPrint). OSA Script support allows programming of any OSA scripting component within Tickle interpreter windows. It provides the OSAtcl and OSAJ J/APL extensions and creates "Ticklets" which are small application programs that carry only the tcl script and use code in the OSAtcl component to drive an application that allows drag and drop with tcl scripts. Tickle is scriptable and recordable.


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Jeff Goldblum tickled the ivories, leading the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra in a selection of jazzed-up TV-show theme songs, while the show's stars -- January Jones, Jon Hamm, Rosemarie DeWitt, Vincent Kartheiser, Maggie Siff, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks -- worked on creating their own version of a new-millennium Rat Pack.
As he tickled the ivories, Ben, who used to play Scotland with his Doors tribute band, exclusively told the Razz: "This is a real chance for me to get back to my roots.
My grandpapa would have tickled the ivories as grandmama sang Schubert songs, while mother and her brother listened attentively, then expressed their delight in polite applause.