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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of humect.

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Examples

  • There is talk of the thinness of the air on the top of a mountain from which the caravan set out and the use of “humected sponges” — reminis - cent of Kepler — which Brunt used for himself as the palanquin took off through the orb of gravity.

    COSMIC VOYAGES

  • I acted pursuant to these Instructions, and sent _Volatilio_ forward, who reach'd the Top of the Hill; but finding the Air too thin to continue there, without the Help of humected Spunges, he therefore sent those back he carried with him to the mid Space of the Mountain, and an

    A Voyage to Cacklogallinia With a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of That Country

  • A softer beard: a softer brush if intentionally allowed to remain from shave to shave in its agglutinated lather: a softer skin if unexpectedly encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours: quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman's double knock, a paper read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a nick on which incision plaster with precision cut and humected and applied adhered: which was to be done.

    Ulysses

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