Licker

Definitions

  • And Ask Fer Licker
    And Ask Fer Licker
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Licker lĭk"ẽr One who, or that which, licks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n licker One who licks or laps up.
    • n licker One who beats.
    • n licker A device attached to a rotating or sliding part of an engine or other machine, for taking up a small quantity of oil and conveying it to a bearing or journal to be lubricated. The oil thus licked up may be presented to the licker in an open vessel, or in some absorbent material like flannel or sponge, with which the licker comes in contact at each revolution or reciprocation of the part which carries it; and the licker may act either on the principle of a scoop or by capillary action in conveying the oil to the bearing needing lubrication. Such lickers are now common in high-speed engines and other fast-running machines.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Lecher

Usage

In literature:

Wun da' moon is shiuen low, wet-a you' han' wit' da' pot-licker grease; rub noung heifer 'pon 'e nose; git 'pon 'e bahck.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
It was licker that got us into this here muss, an' you ought to let licker help us a little now.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
Well, first came the Spoon Lickers.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
She laked licker, an' I laked fun, An' dat wus de way de fuss begun.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
That scoundrel been selling licker again?
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
His name was Lickers, and he certainly displayed all the war-like qualities of his race.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
There'll be licker down there, an' it'll sure be quickfire licker at that.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Scott always pushed on his spit-lickers, or favorites, rotten by old age.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Misses finally let me cook him some cabbage, and let him have some 'pot licker' (the water the cabbage was cooked in).
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
An' you know how bad I am when I get lickered up.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Said he never would have sold him if he hadn't been in licker.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
After licker is brought Enright sends Jack Moore for the postmaster, who comes in lookin' plenty white.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
I reckon he feels his licker.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
I took to the licker, an' the licker took to me.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
I can't say as much for him when it comes to licker.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Once he ceased hunting and became man's plate-licker, the Rubicon was crossed.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Licker wuz no mo 'en water.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
You should have seen the boot-lickers!
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
Have you got a little licker in the house, Calloway?
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Let's hev a licker-up with them.
"Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2)" by Various
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In news:

Woonsocket 'foot licker' arrested in Providence.
So-called foot licker charged with assault.
A convicted rapist known as the "foot licker" is accused of making unwanted advances on a woman.
Alleged Rochester Serial Foot-Licker Blames Arrest On Set-Up By President Obama.
Police have a possible serial foot-licker in custody after a 49-year-old man was arrested for inappropriately touching two young girls at an upstate New York library.
Alleged foot-licker Anthony Parri proclaims his innocence and rants about.
Serial Foot Licker Arrested, Claims Setup by President Obama.
Woonsocket 'foot licker ' arrested in Providence.
A convicted rapist known as the "foot licker " is accused of making unwanted advances on a woman.
Police have a possible serial foot- licker in custody after a 49-year-old man was arrested for inappropriately touching two young girls at an upstate New York library.
Alleged foot- licker Anthony Parri proclaims his innocence and rants about.
'Candy Licker ' singer Marvin Sease dead at 64.
Marvin Sease, a blues and soul singer well-known for his 1980s hit "Candy Licker ," has died after a lengthy illness.
'Candy Licker' singer Marvin Sease dead at 64.
Marvin Sease , a blues and soul singer well-known for his 1980s hit "Candy Licker," has died after a lengthy illness.
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