licking


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licking

stroking with the tongue. There are three kinds of licking in animals: (1) licking of inanimate objects including soil and trees, i.e. pica, which is usually interpreted as an expression of malnutrition; (2) grooming licking of self; (3) abrasive licking of self, often at the same spot. Examples are the 'mad itch' of bovine pseudorabies and the production of acral lick dermatitis in dogs.

licking disease
see licking sickness (below).
psychogenic licking
see psychogenic dermatosis.
licking sickness
pica in cattle on a herd or area scale. Usually ascribed to nutritional deficiency of copper, but may also reflect inadequate salt intake.
licking syndrome
usually refers to sodium chloride nutritional deficiency. See also licking sickness (above).
References in classic literature ?
This is a serious question, my dear, and you should NOT go on licking your paw like that--as if Dinah hadn't washed you this morning
So they only slurred through their fagging just well enough to escape a licking, and not always that, and got the character of sulky, unwilling fags.
I put these pieces of paper on the table last night, and if you'd taken the table- cloth off you'd have seen them, so I'm going to give you a good licking.
What a licking I shall get when it's over," young Osborne thought, picking up his man.
Cuff was licking me for breaking a bottle of milk, and Figs wouldn't stand it.
We've wandered all over the world, licking the world.
I decided it was only fair to hold my tongue until after the election, but today we examine the campaign mailer that inexplicably featured Ryan Fattman licking the face of his wife, Stephanie Fattman.
Licking is the action of passing the tongue over a surface to either deposit saliva onto the surface or to collect liquid food or minerals onto the tongue for ingestion or to communicate with other animals.
Excessive licking is usually an activity that makes dogs feel better because something in their life is troubling them in some way.
I wondered, but when I had a good look, the boy was licking the girl's eye.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Passion, endless effort, showing eagerness can only be described the amazing licking ice-cream effort of Yay-yz, 2.
Summary: The Rizzle Kicks have defended licking Jessie J's face at the Brits Awards.