Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who licks or laps up.
- n. One who beats.
- n. A device attached to a rotating or sliding part of an engine or other machine, for taking up a small quantity of oil and conveying it to a bearing or journal to be lubricated. The oil thus licked up may be presented to the licker in an open vessel, or in some absorbent material like flannel or sponge, with which the licker comes in contact at each revolution or reciprocation of the part which carries it; and the licker may act either on the principle of a scoop or by capillary action in conveying the oil to the bearing needing lubrication. Such lickers are now common in high-speed engines and other fast-running machines.
- n. Someone or something that licks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, licks.
“Allow the beans to simmer until they are soft and tender and until the 'pot licker' is the consistency of ... well, pot licker.”
“We all recognise the behaviour of the typical arrse-licker, which is just one manifestation of this symptom.”
“The "licker" and the fumes inspired sage talk on mild politics, and of enhanced prices to come, some war that was talked of "in Roosia or som'er out that country," mixed up with reminiscences of wars that had been, and the rare prices that had ruled in Royston Market!”
“As to the amount of "licker" necessary for the efficient control of parochial affairs I find that the villages had sometimes a different standard, for an entry in the Therfield parish papers gives ten shillings as the amount spent at a town's meeting, and a similar amount was entered for Barkway.”
“Nigger Josh Easley" with his "gingy cakes," and Hamp Hudson with his "licker," were men and things as much looked for as "Capting Moore with his militeer uniform.”
“His tone changed as he got going, moving out of easygoing cabbie guy to sycophantic ass licker.”
“Remember, it took a full six days for some boot-licker to tell Bush what to think and how to respond to the first Shoe-Bomber back in Decemeber, 2001.”
“KG, I am not into hairy chests or hard liquor, but I do like my hair on someones chest and a hard licker, so you were close. angdesj”
“Mr Balls, a former economic adviser to Gordon Brown (which says a great deal) and Brown's current favoured sphincter-licker, was speaking at Labour's Yorkshire conference when the remarks were made.”
“Obama is practicing his really deep boot-licker bow for these folks.”
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