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  • n. Plural form of bath.
  • n. An enclosed public swimming pool; originally a place having individual cubicles where people without bathrooms could have a bath.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bath.


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  • Ibsen's classic play An Enemy of the People tells the story of Thomas Stockman who warns citizens of his Norwegian town that their primary tourist attraction, public baths, is a contaminated health hazard.

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  • Charles C. Mann leads a tour of Japan's mountain baths and retreats

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  • I was fascinated by this because of the way the different rooms did not contain baths, but actually were baths.

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  • Well, María, the town with the thermal baths is called Carrizal, and it is about half way between Xalapa and Veracruz.

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  • Once I get a proper bathtub, indulge in baths again.

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  • Many of them were at first in great perplexity how to perform their ablutions in English baths, and the first morning or two they might be seen wandering about in the region of the baths with anxious faces.

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  • There was then a word or two said about certain German baths from which Mr. Chamberlaine had just returned; and Mr. Gilmore began to believe that he should not be asked to say anything about

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  • With them the class who are "so very clean and so very silly" was large, and the golden youth of the period, under the pretence of ablution, spent their time in idleness and luxury in these "baths" -- which corresponded in some respects to our clubs.

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  • The baths are a social event, and some women spend hours lolling about in the hot steam.

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  • A remarkable thing is that among almost all peoples, the baths are the places where the prostitution of men by their own sex is the most common.



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