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- adj. Resembling or covered in lather, foamy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered with soapy lather.
- Covered with sweaty foam, as a horse.
- Resembling lather; figuratively, unsubstantial, like foam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling lather or covered with lather
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That gentleman called a lathery greeting from the bathroom where he was shaving.
At the height of the spill in June, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon stepped onto the beach of this seaside community and saw an apocalyptic scene: waves of lathery crude headed for his white sandy beaches.
I told him I was, and wiped the lathery remnants from his face with a warm towel.
June 19th, 2006 at 8:16 pm frothy adjective 1. Consisting of or resembling foam: foamy, lathery, spumous, spumy, sudsy, yeasty.
Stout brown arms were roped with curd, and wedding rings looked slippery things, and thumb-nails bordered with inveterate black, like broad beans ripe for planting, shone through a hubbub of snowy froth; while sluicing and wringing and rinsing went on over the bubbled and lathery turf; and every handy bush or stub, and every tump of wiry grass, was sheeted with white, like a ship in full sail, and shining in the sun-glare.
You put the boiled soap in the hot water and make it all frothy-lathery -- and then you shake the muslin and squeeze it, ever so gently, and all the dirt comes out.
This was a new idea, the product to be shown ready for what the accompanying copy called "fragrant, lathery, lovelier you" use, and I had the job of sketching it into half a dozen layouts, the bar of soap at a slightly different angle in each.
He looked all white and lathery in a moment, and he grinned in a funny way up at
The method which is practically in universal use is washing the wool in alkaline solutions, properties of which combine with and reduce the impurities to a lathery emulsion which is easily washed off from the wool.
Immediately place in a pail and churn or pump until a thick, lathery cream results.