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" LICK. A salt spring is called a lick, from the earth about it being furrowed out in a most curious manner, by the buffalo and deer, which lick the earth on account of the saline particles with which it is impregnated. "
A Grammatical Corrector, Or, Vocabulary of the Common Errors of Speech ... - Pagina 51
door Seth T. Hurd - 1848 - 124 pagina’s
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Geography: Or, A Description of the World

1820 - 335 pagina’s
...supply of the whole country. These springs by the inhabitants are called LICKS from the earth about them being furrowed out in a most curious manner, by the...the saline particles with which it is impregnated. The remote situation of this country from the sea-board renders it unfavourable to commerce. This inconvenience^...
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Geography: Or, A Description of the World, in Three Parts : Part I ...

Daniel Adams - 1830 - 323 pagina’s
...called LICKS, from the earth about them being furrowed out in a most curious manner by the buffaloes and deer, which lick the earth on account of the saline particles with which it is impregnated. The remote situation of this country from the sea board 'renders it unfavourable to commerce. 'This...
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A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical, Political, and ...

James Bell - 1831
...Cumberland rivers. These springs are called licks, from the earth about them being furrowed out in a curious manner by the buffalo and deer, which lick...the saline particles with which it is impregnated. According to all accounts, the water of these licks, or salt-springs, is not so strong as lea-water...
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Johnson's Dictionary

Samuel Johnson - 1836 - 443 pagina’s
...It has hetn lately used by some respectable English writers. Lick, or Salt-lick. . " A salt spring is called a lick, from the earth about it being furrowed...the saline particles with which it is impregnated." Likely. | .] a. uied often in New England to denote sensible ; intelligent ; possessed of moral worth....
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases ..., Volume 1

John Russell Bartlett - 1848 - 412 pagina’s
...lick for salt at salt springs. — Webster. "A salt spring is called a lick, from the earth about them being furrowed out in a most curious manner, by the...the saline particles with which it is impregnated." — Imlay's Topog. Description of the Western Territory of JV*. America. TO LICK. To beat. Common,...
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A Gazetteer of the World: Ta-Zzubin and appendix

1856
...are called licks, from the earth about them being furrowed out in a curious manner by the buffaloand deer, which lick the earth on account of the saline particles with which it is impregnated. According to all accounts, the water of these licks or saltspring, is not so strong as sea- water ;...
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Dictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged, Volume 19

John Russell Bartlett - 1859
...of these poles are erected in different parts of American cities. LICK or SALT LICK. A salt sprung is called a lick, from the earth about it being furrowed...the saline particles with which it is impregnated. — Imlag's Topogr. Description of the Western Territorg. A lick does not necessarily imply the presence...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1859 - 524 pagina’s
...of these poles are erected in different parts of American eities. LICK or SALT LICK. A salt spring is called a lick, from the earth about it being furrowed...the saline particles with which it is impregnated. — Imlay's Topogr. Description of the Westeru Territory. A lick does not necessarily imply the presence...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1859 - 524 pagina’s
...are erected hi different parts of American cities. LICK or SALT LICK. A salt spring is called a Uck, from the earth about it being furrowed out in a most...the saline particles with which it is impregnated. — Inlay's Topogr. Description of the Western Territory. A lick does not necessarily imply the presence...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1860 - 524 pagina’s
...of these poles are erected in different parts of American cities. LICK or SALT LICK. A salt spring is called a lick, from the earth about it being furrowed...most curious manner, by the buffalo and deer, which //• / the earth on account of the saline particles with which it is impregnated. — Imlag's Topoyr....
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