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  • n. Plural form of embrocation.


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  • Also known as embrocations or Belgian knee warmers, these oils help promote circulation and keep you warm.

    What to bring to a cyclocross race

  • I am also deploying olive oil, cream, dollops of goose fat and other culinary embrocations to elevate these humble winter roots to the winter-warming heights.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's swede and parsnip recipes

  • But it seems to me that, in recent years, cyclists--especially of the road-going variety--have developed a preoccupation with lotions, cleansers, and embrocations that would make a cosmetologist blush or at least apply blush, and the Rapha Performance Skincare line would appear to be cycling's preening, delightfully-scented "Sex In The City"-on-wheels watershed moment.

    Archive 2010-09-01

  • Of course, Voigt was probably alluding to Contador's "souplesse," which is a word that the sorts of people who wear Rapha and boutique "embrocations" and spell "pro" in all caps like to use, but it sounds much more intimate in English.

    Right of Way: Watching Where You're Going

  • And still after bath, the body to be anointed with oil of bitter almonds, of violets, new or fresh butter, [2964] capon's grease, especially the backbone, and then lotions of the head, embrocations, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Then comes the application of special lotions and potions called embrocations, which warm up a rider's muscles.

  • In less than half an hour after his embrocations had been applied, she recovered the use of her tongue, opened her eyes, and having, in delirious exclamations, upbraided her perfidious lover, became quite sensible and composed, though she continued extremely low and dejected.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • Other embrocations were applied to the injured limb, and new spells were put in practice.


  • Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians, chap. xxi., etc. [1077] Literally, "paroxysms by embrocations."

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Various expeditions were organised, and in the ninth century Arab sages discovered the healing virtues of nutmeg and mace, as anodynes, embrocations, and condiments.

    Through the Malay Archipelago


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