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1. a stroke with the tongue, normally used in cleaning the coat or ingesting a substance from a flat surface. See also licking.
2. a mixture of salt plus other macro-elements, especially phosphorus, trace elements, vitamins and other feed additives, fed loosely in a box in the field or indoor housing. The objective is to get the animals to ingest small amounts daily by licking the mixture; salt hungry cattle may eat larger amounts. May be consolidated into a block which encourages licking. Called also mineral mix.

acral lick dermatitis
see acral lick dermatitis.
lick dermatitis
see lick granuloma (below).
feline lick granuloma
see feline eosinophilic granuloma complex.
lick granuloma
called also lick dermatitis; see acral lick dermatitis.
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According to the police incident report, a district parent reported in August that the coach had "licked an open wound on the knee" of one student athlete and had similarly licked others.
In contrast, Meaney's group finds that adult females who were rarely licked and groomed by their mothers mirror that minimalist maternal style and exhibit relatively little estrogen sensitivity in mothering-related brain regions.
She was so trusting after all she had been through; she licked the tears off my face.
The growth of bacteria was observed on jawbreakers that were washed after being licked and compared to bacterial growth on jawbreakers that were not washed after being licked.
All three rats developed consistent patterns of behavior during the first stage of the experiment: They consumed the pellets of food promptly upon delivery and then licked and drank from the water spout.
I've checked the paw and can't find any cuts or anything wrong; but he's licked it so much that it's starting to get raw.
They wanted Jones to testify that Jackson licked Jordy Chandler's head to show a pattern of behaviour.
DELIGHT: Wendy with her wonder dog Duke; AMAZING FEAT: Duke licked life into Wendy's toes
Mrs Hodgetts said: "Jamie just licked the part that freezes up.
Mothers fervently licked and groomed the handled pups, but the significance of that behavior eluded the scientists.
Meter Feeder Patrol members will alert parkers that they have been saved from a parking ticket by placing a bright orange note on each car which states, "You've Licked a Parking Ticket
BREAKFAST radio host Rachel New thought she had it licked when she visited all the pubs in Harborne for a zany stunt after hearing of a man who had tasted the exterior of the all 64 Anglican cathedrals in the UK.