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Unguent   Listen
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Unguent  n.  A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment. Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than a cerate.






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"Unguent" Quotes from Famous Books



... attendant leading a bull to the altar, four men bearing an enormous chest around which were suspended several vases; then a body washed and anointed for embalming. Do you understand this mournful-looking sign? The unguent dealer, as he was called, thus made up the ...
— The Wonders of Pompeii • Marc Monnier

... fair girl I've always room. On these conditions you shall dine Luxurious, boon-companion mine. Seeing that your Catullus' purse Has nought but cobwebs left to nurse, I can but give you in return The loves that undiluted burn; And, something sweeter, neater still— A scented unguent I'll impart, Which Venus and her Loves distil To please the girl that owns my heart: Which when you smell, this boon—this solely You'll ask the gods to recompose; And metamorphose you, and wholly, To one ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 • Various

... To kill with glances and destroy in play. Two skilful maids, with reverential fear, In wanton wreaths collect their silken hair; Two paint their cheeks, and round their temples pour The fragrant unguent, and the ambrosial show'r; One pulls the shape-creating stays, and one Encircles round her waist the golden zone: Not with more toil t' improve immortal charms, Strove Juno, Venus, and the Queen of Arms, When Priam's Son adjudg'd the golden prize ...
— The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant • John Hamilton Moore

... handling of red hot iron, which, after covering his hands with a glutinous paste, was touched in the most fearless manner. I have seen this trick performed by other natives, and whenever ignited coals or ardent metal was used, the hands of the operator were copiously anointed with the pasty unguent. ...
— Captain Canot - or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver • Brantz Mayer

... ghastly. The throat was swathed in bandages. There was one tiny spot of red on the white of the linen. The man's eyes were rolled upward. Around an abrasion on the cheek, which glistened oily with some unguent which had been applied to it, was a circle of painful red clearly defined from the pallor of the ...
— 'Doc.' Gordon • Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman



Words linked to "Unguent" :   arnica, unction, cerate, lip balm, ointment, cure, chrism, medical specialty, balm, therapeutic, lanolin, remedy, wool fat, mercurial ointment, curative, salve, baby oil, mentholated salve, carron oil



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