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lick

1. a block of compressed salt or chemical matter provided for domestic animals to lick for medicinal and nutritional purposes
2. a place to which animals go to lick exposed natural deposits of salt
3. Slang a short musical phrase, usually on one instrument
References in classic literature ?
The boys congratulated him, and told him that he had licked Cheese-Face.
I've seen some of them he could lick. But his heart wasn't in it.
"You think for a second you can lick me?" Danny blurted in.
They pursued, and took me; and brought me on the eighth day to the Licks, where twenty-seven of my party were, three of them having previously returned home with the salt.
I settled my family in Boonsborough once more; and shortly after, on the sixth day of October, 1780, I went in company with my brother to the Blue Licks; and, on our return home, we were fired upon by a party of Indians.
They had marched beyond the Blue Licks to a remarkable bend of the main fork of Licking River, about forty-three miles from Lexington, as it is particularly represented in the map, where we overtook them on the nineteenth day.
"I dare you to step over that, and I'll lick you till you can't stand up.
"If the truth was known," he added, more soberly, "THEY'VE licked US about every clip up to now; but this time--this time--we'll lick 'em good!"
"Nearer he came to the line of my property, and I could hear him making little moaning, whimpering noises as he licked the damp wood.
I did not know who it was, but when he lapped across the line and moaned and whimpered as he licked up my precious drops of dew, I struck out.
Correctly identifying all species using the lick is important since misidentifying or neglecting to identify threatened species will influence protective measures necessary to mitigate disturbance impacts (Reger 1987).
In the wake of the discovery, the Lufkin Walmart has removed all tubs of Blue Bell ice cream, which was the brand the woman licked, as a precaution.