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    Licklap

    Hi all again!

    Well, here I have another puzzling (for me) mid 19th english phrase.
    Context:
    A son writes about the games his father used to play with him and his brothers & sisters, and says:

    «He used also to play at "by the licklap of me, have..." or whatever it is. But I don't think he romped much with us...»

    It is this rare quotation which i cannot understand. I have re-typed it exactly as shown in the original text.

    By the way, the father is Charles Darwin.

    Any help, please?
    Last edited by jiho; 11-Feb-2008 at 00:59. Reason: a word missing

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    Re: Licklap

    jomo, I could not find the definition to 'licklap' that you are seeking.

    However, I need to provide an advisory to others who may want to do a google search on the meaning of 'licklap': strong sexual content will appear when the search is activated. Be prepared and be forewarned!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: Licklap

    jiho, I apologize for confusing you with jomo! Sorry for the inadvertent mistake!

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    Re: Licklap

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    jiho, I apologize for confusing you with jomo! Sorry for the inadvertent mistake!

    Amigos4
    Do not worry, from now on, my Amigos can call me jomo if they want to

    Regarding the sexual reference, I must apologizxe but I did not now about it (and i think i'd prefer going on ignorant on that subject...)
    So please do not tell me (anybody) about it, i am not interested.

    Thank you

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    Re: Licklap

    Could it be the father bounced them on his knees?

    You can also call "lap" your knees, can't you?
    And a "lick" is also a soft hit, isn't it?

    So... What do you think?

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    Re: Licklap

    Quote Originally Posted by jiho View Post
    Could it be the father bounced them on his knees?

    You can also call "lap" your knees, can't you?
    And a "lick" is also a soft hit, isn't it?

    So... What do you think?
    Ok, it's solved.
    it IS bouncing up and down and the quotation is just an English children's rhyme.

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