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  • n. Plural form of licking.


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  • Regardless of their lack of 'lickings' I have very well behaved 4 year old twins.

    Evil Children

  • A topic for another post is to trace how your news -- your painting of the world -- comes to you and what routes and "lickings" it passes through.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Mauritius-Indian woman and her little granddaughter (who was often very naughty and got many "lickings" from her grandmother, whom she frequently implored the Captain to throw overboard), the Japanese stewardess, the Australian stewardess already mentioned, and a coloured man going to South Africa with his Chinese wife.

    Five Months on a German Raider Being the Adventures of an Englishman Captured by the 'Wolf'

  • I want the baby-things to have the 'lickings' of cakes and puddings in the kitchen -- it is to be a great, big, sunny kitchen!

    A Son of the Hills

  • The "lickings" became more frequent, for he seemed only to see his mistakes and childish faults.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • While his breath lasted and he burned with outraged pride and humiliation, the boy ran, his thought a confused jumble of mortification that Mrs. Mosher should know that he got "lickings," of regret for the gizzard and mashed potatoes and lemon pie, of wonder as to what his mother would say when he came home in the middle of the night and told her that he had walked all the way alone.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • a new feeling of respect when she found that he could read stories in words of one syllable, and the "lickings" of which he complained became less frequent.

    Frank's Campaign, or, Farm and Camp

  • And sometimes the lickings were too stiff, and the monkey'd get sick and have to lay off.


  • She reached out a stockinged foot and rubbed the supine, overweight body of Harriet, who was passed out under the table, having satisfied herself with lickings of flour and rogue pumpkin seeds.

    Winter Bloom

  • When they had a quarrel about a boundary line, or didn't know what to do about a boy that always sassed his ma no matter how many lickings he got, or when the weevils got their seed corn and they didn't have nothing to plant, they come to Al Miller.

    He Don't Know Him


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