salt lick


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Recent Examples on the Web The deadline to submit a salt lick is September 14, and the auction takes place the evening of September 21. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Who Says Horses and Cows Can’t Be Artists?," 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, "Who Says Horses and Cows Can’t Be Artists?," 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, "Wolf researcher gets $300,000 to settle WSU lawsuit," 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,, "20 things you may not know about Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which turns 20 on Earth Day," 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, "4 Reasons to Ignore Trump’s Budget," 12 Feb. 2018 Out of 30 moose vehicle collision hot spots, nine of them were next to a salt lick. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "The Hidden Dangers of Road Salt," 26 May 2017

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1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt lick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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