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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Unlicked or Unlicked Cub.
 
A loutish, unmannerly youth. According to tradition, the bear cub is misshapen and imperfect till its dam has licked it into form.   1
 


 Unknown.Unlucky Gifts. 

 
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