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deer lick

noun
  1. a spot of ground, naturally or artificially salty, where deer come to lick.
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Origin of deer lick

First recorded in 1735–45
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Historical Examples of deer lick

  • I was probably not more than a mile away when you found that deer-lick.

    Far Past the Frontier

    James A. Braden

  • There was a deer-lick on our camp-ground there at Bridge Creek, and during the night deer came down and strayed through the camp.

    Tenting To-night

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Naturally it is a "deer-lick," which makes it a Mecca during the open season to hunters.

    The Lake of the Sky

    George Wharton James


British Dictionary definitions for deer lick

deer lick

noun
  1. a naturally or artificially salty area of ground where deer come to lick the salt
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