from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a perfume, toilet water, or shaving lotion containing the essential oil of lavender, and sometimes the essential oil of bergamot, and essence of ambergris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquor used as a perfume, composed of spirits of wine, essential oil of lavender, and ambergris.
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'Shall I call to one of those Barbarians, those Goths, those Vandals?' cried the same gentleman, who now was spirting lavender water all about him, with grimaces that proclaimed forcibly his opinion of the want of perfume in the room: 'Do pray let me harangue them a little for you upon their inordinate want of sensibility.'