Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name for small antique glass bottles most of which. were probably used to contain ointment. See lacrymatory.
“Then he sat apart, and mused thus: It is said that God has a tear-bottle to collect all the tears of Israel.”
“So the priests bowed and took from her hand the crystal tear-bottle, promising to present it to the God of the Sun, and she was satisfied.”
“The High Priests laid the tear-bottle on the altar at the feet of Amen-Ra as they had promised.”
“Still, the lady who used to stand ready with a tear-bottle to catch his tears as he came off after his last scene rather overdid her admiration.”
“Tried believer, thy Lord hath a tear-bottle in which the costly drops of sacred grief are put away, and a book in which thy holy groanings are numbered.”
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