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Licks the Butter

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The very dogs refused to lick the butter from his forehead. Before the dead body of a Parsee is removed from the house, the forehead is smeared with clarified butter or ghee, and the dogs of the house are admitted. If the dog or dogs lick the butter, it is a good omen; if not, it signifies perdition.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Libitina
Libra [the balance]
Library
Libya
Licentiate
Lich
Lichten
Lick
Lick into Shape (To)
Lick the Dust (To)
Licks the Butter
Lickspittle (A)
Lictors
Lid
Lidskialfa [the terror of nations]
Lie
Lie Circumstantial (The)
Lie Direct (The)
Lie Quarrelsome (The)
Lie hath no Feet (A)
Lie