Listen up, people.
A tic is a small involuntary or habitual motion: Only the nervous tic in his left eyelid betrayed his agitation.
A tick is a bloodsucking arachnid: After his walk in the woods, he found a deer tick just above the top edge of his right sock.
They mean two different things, and they have two different spellings.
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The nervous tick in his left eyelid raised his mandibles and then bit down. Ah, he thought, that’s some good humor at last, the aqueous kind.