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Licking appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • In a car, a mate takes oral licking aromatherapy to obese booty par, eh? Ta, Morag, Nik, Cilla, Rose, Kate, Tamara… can I?
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Definition of the noun licking

What does licking mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lickings

  1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Alternative definition of the noun licking


  1. [slang] A severe beating.
  2. [slang] A great loss or defeat.


Licking is a city located in Texas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,124 at the 2010 census.


Licking is the action of passing the tongue over a surface, typically either to deposit saliva onto the surface, or to collect liquid, food or minerals onto the tongue for ingestion, or to communicate with other animals. Many animals both groom themselves and eat or drink by licking.

Phrases with Licking

  1. Take a Licking and Keep on Ticking
  2. Take a Licking

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Licking

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Google previewPsychology and Your Life (2016)

Psychology, Psychology by CTI Reviews

Licking is the action of passing the tongue over a surface, typically either to deposit saliva onto the surface, or to collect liquid onto the tongue for ingestion, or to...

Google previewHand-book of Missouri (1880)

Embracing Exhibits of the Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial ... Interests of the State ...

all over the county : Licking is the oldest town in the county, and contains about as large a population as Houston. It is situated fifteen miles northeast of Houston, on the main ...

Google previewAn Inch or Two of Time (2015)

Time and Space in Jewish Modernisms by Jordan D. Finkin

The transfer is motivated by the resemblance of a pendulum to a tongue, but the context—the terminus is temporaesthetic and the source is gustatory, since licking is an element of the gustatory semantic field—is again a desire for satiety, ...

Google previewThe Behavior Guide to African Mammals (2012)

Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates by Richard D. Estes

Social licking is a bovine trait that presumably promotes maternal-offspring bonds and social bonds among herd members. It should not be confused with the maternal licking that is designed to stimulate hider calves to eliminate wastes; bovine ...

Google previewMotivational Factors in the Etiology of Drug Abuse (2004)

by Rick A. Bevins, Michael T. Bardo

Air licking is an act that becomes compulsive in fluid-deprived rodents despite the fact that this behavior increases, through evaporation, the bodily need for water. The incentive motivational hypothesis is that behavior of the thirsty animal ...

Google preview1200 Quiz per medicina in lingua inglese (2013)

A Greater omentum B Lesser omentum C Hiatus D Pylorus E Chimo 12 Wound licking is an instinctive response in many animals. Accordingly, saliva contains many antibacterial factors, among which there are: A lysozyme and pepsin B ...

Google previewJK, L, M Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

A licking is a spanking with some pain. Lard is some white cooking fat. A larder is a storage place for food. A laugh is the sound of amusement. Laughter is a very happy mood. A letterhead is a heading on stationery. A letter is a message sent ...

Google previewThe Ohio Gazetteer, Or, Topographical Dictionary ... Sixth Edition, Improved (1819)

by John KILBOURN (of Columbus, Ohio.)

Newark, Granville, Newton, Licking, Lnion, “'ashington, Bowling Green, Hanover, Monroe,_Franklin, Madison, St. Albans, HopeWell, and Bennington. It likewise contains the towns of Newark the county seat, Granville, Johnstown, and Fairfield .

Google previewHistorical Collections of Ohio ... an Encyclopedia of the State (1907)

History Both General and Local, Geography with Descriptions of Its Counties, Cities and Villages, Its Agricultural, Manufacturing, Mining and Business Development, Sketches of Eminent and Interesting Characters, Etc., with Notes of a Tour Over it in 1886. Illustrated by about 700 Engravings. Contrasting the Ohio of 1816 with 1886-90 by Henry Howe

LICKING COUNTY was erected from Fairfield, March 1, 1808, and named from its principal stream, called by the whites Licking — by the Indians, Pataskala. The surface is slightly hilly on the east, the western part is level, and the soil generally ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Although mastication/ licking and swallowing are inextricably linked during eating , sharing muscles of the tongue and jaws, historically they have been studied largely independently. This view is beginning to change as it is recognized that the ...

Google previewA Geographical Dictionary, Or Universal Gazetteer (1817)

Ancient and Modern ... by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Licking, co, central part of Ohio. 3,852. Chief town ...

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President Vanburen's Sign Language in Bowling Green Township, Licking County

Bowling Green Township President Vanburen is befuddled when asked a simple question. Asked to give example of what kind of signs will not be permitted in ...

Quotes about Licking

Loving a woman who scorns you is like licking honey from a thorn.
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Scrabble value of L1I1C3K5I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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