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lickerish (LIK-uhr-ish) adjective

1. Lascivious; lecherous.

2. Greedy; desirous.

3. Archaic. Relishing good food. Obsolete. Arousing hunger; appetizing.

[Middle English likerous, perhaps from Old French lecheor, lekier.]

"[H]e the lickerish snake who literally hisses at his adversaries. Their cruel games will lead them to peek through keyholes, swipe bedroom keys, purloin letters, ruin lives." Richard Corliss, Cinema: Lust Is a Thing with Feathers, Time, 16 Jan 1989.

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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. -Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


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