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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
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The post Election horse-trading gathers pace, as losers lick wounds appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force had inflicted deep wounds in shape of Halwara, Dwarka, Kasoor and Chamb Joriya incidents and the adversary never would refer to the history of these incidents which literally made her to lick wounds.
Absent a willingness to negotiate and sufficient time to lick wounds created by the budget standoff, it is hard to see how Congress will reach a debt ceiling deal ahead of the late October deadline.