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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Licking  \Lick"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  lapping  with  the  tongue. 
  2.  A  flogging  or  castigation.  [Colloq.  or  Low] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lick  \Lick\  (l[i^]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Licked}  (l[i^]kt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Licking}.]  [AS.  liccian  akin  to  OS  likk[=o]n, 
  D.  likken,  OHG.  lecch[=o]n,  G.  lecken,  Goth.  bi-laig[=o]n, 
  Russ.  lizate,  L.  lingere,  Gr  lei`chein,  Skr.  lih,  rih. 
  [root]121.  Cf  {Lecher},  {Relish}.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  pass  the  tongue  over  as  a  dog  licks  his 
  master's  hand.  --Addison. 
  2.  To  lap;  to  take  in  with  the  tongue;  as  a  dog  or  cat  licks 
  milk.  --Shak. 
  {To  lick  the  dust},  to  be  slain;  to  fall  in  battle.  ``His 
  enemies  shall  lick  the  dust.''  --Ps.  lxxii.  9. 
  {To  lick  into  shape},  to  give  proper  form  to  --  from  a 
  notion  that  the  bear's  cubs  are  born  shapeless  and 
  subsequently  formed  by  licking.  --Hudibras. 
  {To  lick  the  spittle  of},  to  fawn  upon  --South. 
  {To  lick  up},  to  take  all  of  by  licking;  to  devour;  to 
  consume  entirely.  --Shak.  --Num.  xxii.  4. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  unsuccessful  ending  [syn:  {defeat}]  [ant:  {victory}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Licking,  MO  (city,  FIPS  42464) 
  Location:  37.49612  N,  91.86073  W 
  Population  (1990):  1328  (630  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65542 

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