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deer lick

a spot of ground, naturally or artificially salty, where deer come to lick.
Origin of deer lick
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for deer-lick

deer lick

a naturally or artificially salty area of ground where deer come to lick the salt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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