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salt lick

n.
1. A natural deposit of exposed salt that animals lick.
2. A block of salt, often with added minerals or vitamins, set out for animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, or deer to lick.

salt lick

n
1. (Zoology) a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits
2. (Zoology) a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic or farm animals to lick

salt′ lick`


n.
1. a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits.
2. a block of salt or salt preparation provided, as in a pasture, for cattle, horses, etc.
[1735–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salt lick - a salt deposit that animals regularly licksalt lick - a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
sediment, deposit - matter that has been deposited by some natural process
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Afterwards we proceeded on to Kentucke river without opposition; and on the first day of April began to erect the fort of Boonsborough at a salt lick, about sixty yards from the river, on the S.
ANIMAL THREATAccording to Mr Kabatha, the decision to build the treehouse hotel was informed by the dangers the presence of wild animals posed to the workers, leading to increased cost of labour."They had to build it atop to ensure the safety of the guests and the workers since it was constructed beside animal trails that lead to the waterhole and natural salt licks," he said.
The trail makes up a total of 444 miles and commemorates the Old Natchez Trace that connected portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in central Tennessee.
OUR AT CREATURE FEATURE Our Brazilian tapirs, along with the Barbary Sheep, giraffes and reindeer, have been enjoying salt licks after we made PS176 from scrapping metal from enclosure projects at Mason Metals in Brierley Hill.
A hand-me-down from the British era, with wood flooring and balustrade, its veranda overlooks a panoramic glade, complete with a man-made pond - the only water body for miles - and three artificial salt licks, ideal magnet for animals and birds.
There are three options: tracking, tracking with dogs, and waiting over salt licks from elevated machans.
Perhaps the best indication that a wine carve-out for the Salt Licks of the world won't trigger a three-tier apocalypse can be found in, of all places, California, the state that Texas leaders like Abbott - author of a 2017 opinion piece entitled "Overregulation Makes Texas Dream A California Nightmare" - love to portray as the poster child of nanny state socialism.
These groups of hunters were known to range over hundreds of miles making annual rounds, probably following herd animals, into what are now our neighboring states, camping in places such as wetlands, salt licks and stream crossings.
The biological significance of small areas can be superlative, as has been reported for elements present in the Amazon landscapes like salt licks (Tobler et al., 2009; Cabrera, 2012; Molina, Leon, & Armenteras-Pascual, 2014) or palm aggregations (Fragoso & Huffman 2000; Fragoso, 2003), and this has to be taken into account when analyses are done.
Bongos come to the salines, which are natural salt licks in the dense morass of green.
In Kariba, poachers laced oranges with cyanide, she said, while in Hwange the poison was put on salt licks.