Onc't they wuz tadpoles about as big as lickerish drops, an' after while legs growed on 'em.
lickerish, lik′ėr-ish, adj. dainty: eager to taste or enjoy: tempting.
"fond of delicious fare," c.1500, from Middle English likerous "pleasing to the palate" (late 13c.), from Anglo-French *likerous, Old French licherous (see lecherous). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.