licking


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a punishment dealt with blows or lashes

the act of defeating or the condition of being defeated

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Bird, attacked Riddle's and Martin's stations, at the Forks of Licking River, with six pieces of artillery.
Before long they streamed away singly, licking their lips.
It's odd--I saw him licking his hands--It never occurred to me.
The red tongues that went licking up my heap of wood were an altogether new and strange thing to Weena.
The Ray flickered up and down the towing path, licking off the people who ran this way and that, and came down to the water's edge not fifty yards from where I stood.
Gyp was evidently uneasy, for he sat on his haunches, resting his nose on his master's stretched-out leg, and dividing the time between licking the hand that hung listlessly down and glancing with a listening air towards the door.
Who, again, could stay them if they broke for the sea, licking up on their way other regiments only too anxious to join?
As soon as Hunsden had brought him home, and had informed me of the circumstance, I went into the yard and shot him where he lay licking his wound: he was dead in an instant; he had not seen me level the gun; I stood behind him.
They pronounced upon his symptoms, and I told them his story, and Garm lay on a sofa licking my hand.
We follow thee--we follow thee," Gray Brother mumbled, licking at Mowgli's heel.
Yes, I am not very well," answered the other, making obvious efforts to pull himself together, and licking his dry lips before he spoke.
The cat's mouth soon began to water for some more licking.
Within a minute from his entrance on the scene the poodles and the Irish terrier had vanished; the dog of doubtful breed was moving off up the hill, yelping, with the dispatch of one who remembers an important appointment, and Bill, miraculously calmed, was seated in the centre of the Promenade, licking honourable wounds.
Krook therefore drives her out before him, and she goes furtively downstairs, winding her lithe tail and licking her lips.
Quasimodo then constituted himself the rearguard, and followed the archdeacon, walking backwards, squat, surly, monstrous, bristling, gathering up his limbs, licking his boar's tusks, growling like a wild beast, and imparting to the crowd immense vibrations, with a look or a gesture.