salt lick

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The sure-footed climber has been observed hoofing up to 18 miles to get to a salt lick. Dino Grandoni, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Oct. 2022 Fans can book reservations to score a Mooby’s Meal with their choice of a Moo Main and Salt Lick Side (vegan and non-vegan options available) as well as a Mooby’s Soda, Mooby’s Chronic Con Beer, other salt lick side items and desserts. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 July 2022 That ended when a few friendly deer wandered into camp and started treating the sweats like a salt lick. The Editors, Outside Online, 19 June 2022 Their three-bed cabin was reached by a rickety ladder and built into the branches of an ancient fig tree, overlooking a waterhole and salt lick. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salt lick was in 1751

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“Salt lick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20lick. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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