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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 report, the student whose knee was licked said the incident occurred after Reed had given team members a "pep speech" about a coach licking and healing the wounds of injured players so they could return to action.
Other team members urged Reed to do the same for a bleeding scab on this student's knee, so Reed asked permission, then knelt down and licked it.
Kier interviewed two of three other students listed in the complaint as possibly also licked by Reed, and both denied such contact.
In its new study, Meaney's group first found that virgin females who had been reared by attentive mothers more often licked and groomed pups placed in their presence than did virgin females who had been reared by tongues-off mothers.
When given a drug that blocks oxytocin receptors, new mothers licked and groomed their pups at consistently low rates, regardless of their own rearing histories, the scientists say.
At the end of the first stage of the experiment (Sessions 56-60) all animals came to lick during almost all the interpellet intervals, except Rat 1 during the FT 60-s component who licked in approximately 55% of the intervals.
Rat 1 therefore licked in a fewer number of the 18-s intervals with 3-s signaled delays (open circles), and in a fewer number of the 60-s intervals with 9-s signaled delays (closed circles).
Mothers fervently licked and groomed the handled pups, but the significance of that behavior eluded the scientists.
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.
I have gnawed my sorrow to the bone I have chewed it bare and licked it clean The inside cartilage has harrowed my tongue But no marrow is left in its crannies.
UNGULATES keepers at Dudley Zoo have got our giraffes licked into shape - with appleflavoured mineral blocks to give them a healthy boost.