from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lickety-split.


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  • Another source gives a first use as 1831 and lists these variations: lickety-brindle, lickety-cut, lickety smash, lickity-switch, lickoty-liner, and so forth.

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  • Tell him you'll be glad to get rid of him; and to pack up his duds and be off, lickety-cut; and it will not be a great while afore he can pop over a deer without whimpering; and a log shanty in Cayuga will seem smarter to him than a city spare-room.

    Summerfield or, Life on a Farm

  • And her tribe come lickety-cut after her, and overtook 'em at that spot yonder, and her father give her the choice of coming back or both of 'em dying right there.

    The Enchanted Canyon

  • Little Nell with the spurs and tore down the drive lickety-cut.

    The New Boy at Hilltop

  • But just the minute the boys turned from the grave, away we went down the hill lickety-cut.

    Laramie Holds the Range

  • And three times three cheers for Uncle Moses Jones, who is going to be constable, after all, and looks this minute as if he wanted to arrest me, the first one, because I don't fetch him his supper, and who knows as well as I do that all that ice-cream is melting lickety-cut, while I stand here talking!

    The Brass Bound Box

  • "Monty, if I were you, I wouldn't try to say 'lickety-cut,' till --" again reproved the girl-teacher, still forgetful of secrecy.

    The Brass Bound Box

  • "Wal, we meets Jonathan on the ridge about sunup, an 'he sent us back lickety-cut.

    The Last Trail


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