from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name for small antique glass bottles most of which. were probably used to contain ointment. See lacrymatory.


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  • Then he sat apart, and mused thus: It is said that God has a tear-bottle to collect all the tears of Israel.

    The Breakfast of the Birds, and Other Stories

  • So the priests bowed and took from her hand the crystal tear-bottle, promising to present it to the God of the Sun, and she was satisfied.

    The Golden Apple Tree

  • The High Priests laid the tear-bottle on the altar at the feet of Amen-Ra as they had promised.

    The Golden Apple Tree

  • Still, the lady who used to stand ready with a tear-bottle to catch his tears as he came off after his last scene rather overdid her admiration.

    The Story of My Life

  • Tried believer, thy Lord hath a tear-bottle in which the costly drops of sacred grief are put away, and a book in which thy holy groanings are numbered.

    Possessing the Treasure


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