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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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Maroon-fronted Parrot groups at licks averaged nine individuals and spent an average of 18.
The planning phase of this project provided the opportunity to design a research project that would explore specific questions about the use of roadside salt licks by moose at a state-sanctioned wildlife viewing facility.
We may excel in different sports but when united behind an Oreo Double Stuf cookie and a glass of milk, we are a lick racing force to be reckoned with.
The behavior of moose (Alces alces) at a natural salt lick was studied in 1978-1990.
Data collected from aquatic plants in numerous creeks and crescent lakes of the rivers Bikin and Ussurka, and also in freshwater lakes and bogs of the Zeva mountain plateau, demonstrate that in the Sikhote-Alin, moose dwelling where there is sufficient aquatic forage available do not utilize salt licks.
Come on, sweetheart," Al Burtoni said as the cat comes up to the fence and licks his fingers.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball legend Magic Johnson will be making a rare public appearance at the Last Licks Ice Cream Store in Rye Ridge, New York next Wednesday, February 18.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly retired NFL head coach Tony Dungy will be signing copies of his new book Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance at the Last Licks store in New York City (245 East 93rd Street) next Wednesday, January 28.
To start, each person twists their cookie open and licks off all the creme.
What I look for most is mineral licks that are not heavily used but have some good-sized tracks in them.
In a nutshell: Affectionate and informative metal documentary from a scrawny longhair who knows Iron Maiden air guitar licks.
His tasty acoustic guitar picking and licks are at the core of the construction of most songs and the execution of all of them.