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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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"If pain is the underlying cause, the area licked usually is very focal or regionalized," Dr.
Miller says: the licked area is itchy, the licked area is painful or the animal has a behavioral issue.
"For that kind of money, I need to know for sure she licked a toad."
Baskin-Robbins notes that licking is preferred to biting "because biting could make the scoop off-balance and case toppling." The company is offering advice to contestants, such as licking evenly around the cone to maintain its shape, eating the cone evenly when the ice cream above it has been licked away so that the ice cream inside is exposed evenly.
Such an analysis can also tell investigators whether you were the one who stopped to drink a glass of water or licked an envelope to seal it at the scene of a crime.
A FORMER sailor's leg was saved from amputation by his pet puppy who literally licked the dying limb better, it emerged yesterday.
A former sailor's badly injured leg was saved from amputation - after being licked better by his puppy!Mitch Bonham, 45, of Shackleton Road, Barry, had been told by doctors he was in danger of losing his right leg as it was turning black and withering away after an anchor chain fell on it while he was in the Royal Navy.
He acknowledged the May 2004 incident during school district and police investigations of another parent's complaint that he had licked blood from several students.
It doesn't seem to bother the cat that is getting licked, but can you tell me what is causing this?
"He never licked the floor and I never made him lick the floor.
"There were loads of photographers there so he was trying to wind me up - and he licked me.