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un- +‎ licked

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unlicked (not comparable)

  1. Not licked.
  2. (dated, figuratively) Naive or ignorant, like an unlicked cub.
    • 1833, [Charles Lamb], “Preface. By a Friend of the Late Elia.”, in The Last Essays of Elia. [], London: Edward Moxon, [], →OCLC, page v:
      I am now at liberty to confess, that much which I have heard objected to my late friend’s writings was well-founded. Crude they are, I grant you—a sort of unlicked, incondite things—villainously pranked in an affected array of antique modes and phrases.

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