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.

(Lick), n. [See Lick, v.]

1. A stroke of the tongue in licking. "A lick at the honey pot." Dryden.

2. A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied. [Colloq.]

A lick of court whitewash.

3. A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; — often, but not always, near salt springs. [U. S.]

(Lick), v. t. [Cf. OSw. lägga to place, strike, prick.] To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter. [Colloq. or Low] Carlyle. Thackeray.

(Lick), n. A slap; a quick stroke.[Colloq.] "A lick across the face." Dryden.

(Lick"er) n. [Cf. Lecher.] One who, or that which, licks.

Licker in(Carding Machine), the drum, or cylinder, by which the lap is taken from the feed rollers.

(Lick"er*ish), a. [Cf. Lecherous.]

1. Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy. "The lickerish palate of the glutton." Bp. Hall.

2. Tempting the appetite; dainty. "Lickerish baits, fit to insnare a brute." Milton.

3. Lecherous; lustful. Robert of Brunne.

Lick"er*ish*ly, adv.Lick"er*ish*ness, n.

(Lick"er*ous) a. Lickerish; eager; lustful. [Obs.]

(Lich"wale`) n. (Bot.) The gromwell.

(Lich"wort`) n. (Bot.) An herb, the wall pellitory. See Pellitory.

(Lic"it) a. [L. licitus permitted, lawful, from licere: cf. F. licite. See License.] Lawful. "Licit establishments." Carlyle.Lic"it*ly, adv.Lic"it*ness, n.

(Lic`i*ta"tion) n. [L. licitatio, fr. licitari, liceri, to bid, offer a price.] The act of offering for sale to the highest bidder. [R.]

(Lick) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licked (likt); p. pr. & vb. n. Licking.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likkon, D. likken, OHG. lecchon, G. lecken, Goth. bi-laigon, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei`chein , Skr. lih, rih. &radic121. 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.

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