salt lick


Examples of salt lick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Special considerations for small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice and guinea pigs include: secure carriers with bedding materials; food and food bowls; a salt lick; extra water bottle, small hidebox or tube; litter pan, litter and bowls; and a week’s worth of bedding. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2020 This tapir has a face full of mud after feeding at a natural salt lick. Discover Staff, Discover Magazine, 16 May 2016 Urban sweat bees, for example, use humans like a salt lick. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2012 The clay in the salt lick provides minerals that help counter poisonous secondary compounds found in the plants eaten by tapirs. Discover Staff, Discover Magazine, 16 May 2016 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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