salt lick


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Recent Examples on the Web The mess tent overlooks a salt lick and waterhole, from its position at the top of the ridge, and evenings are spent around an open campfire. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile in Europe, naturalists were initially at a loss of what to make of the large bones and teeth coming from the ancient salt lick. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2020 The deadline to submit a salt lick is September 14, and the auction takes place the evening of September 21. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, 21 Aug. 2019 Over the years, Deschner has auctioned off hundreds of salt licks and raised more than $150,000 for Parkinson’s disease research at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, 21 Aug. 2019 The rancher with the most trouble of any producer in the state in 2016 was grazing his cattle and had salt licks near a wolf den. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, 14 May 2018 Imagineers figured out a way to orchestrate their movements so that the animals would be visible from the open-air safari vehicles by concealing water and food sources like salt licks and feeders within the tree stumps, rocks and reed beds. Bruce Pecho,, 17 Apr. 2018 Much as nearly every presidential budget should be taken with a shaker of salt, Trump’s latest offering should be imbibed with a salt lick the size of the White House, for four main reasons. 1. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, 12 Feb. 2018 Out of 30 moose vehicle collision hot spots, nine of them were next to a salt lick. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, 26 May 2017

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1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt lick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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